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DataPoint: 2019 Length of Stay

Based on LeadingAge NY's analysis of 2019 Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) Medicaid cost report data, 54.5 percent of nursing home discharges occurred within 30 days of admission. In the Buffalo region, short stays were common, with 65.8 percent of stays less than 30 days. Statewide, discharges with a length of stay of at least one year represented 9.2 percent of all discharges, up from 8.9 percent in 2018. Among not-for-profit nursing homes, 61.3 percent of stays were shorter than 30 days, compared to 51.2 percent in proprietary homes. Statewide, 20.5 percent of stays exceeded 90 days. In the Rochester region, more than a quarter of all stays were more than 90 days, higher than any other region.

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Contact: Ken Allison, kallison@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8820