How long does the average person live in a nursing home?

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asked Mar 17, 2019 in Other- Health by 78jaydudet (210 points)
How long does the average person live in a nursing home?

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answered Mar 17, 2019 by Minty (76,680 points)
When people are to the point they need long term nursing home care the person doesn't live for very long once they're admitted to nursing home care.

On average patients who are admitted to nursing homes for long term care 65% of those patients die within 1 year of admission to the nursing home.

And then 53% of nursing home patients die within 6 months of going to a nursing home.

However there are some people that have been living in nursing homes for 2 to 10 years with severe dementia etc but that's rare.

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