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Nursing and residential care facilities (provisional estimates), 2015

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Released: 2017-12-19

The nursing and residential care facilities industry, including both public and private facilities, reported $25.3 billion in operating revenue in 2015, up 3.6% from $24.4 billion in 2014.

The nursing and residential care facilities industry includes nursing care facilities, residential developmental handicap, mental health and substance abuse facilities, community care facilities for the elderly and other residential care facilities. This industry is operated both by privately owned companies (private industry) as well as public ones, including not-for-profit and government owned facilities (public industry).

Public industry

Operating revenue for the public nursing and residential care facilities industry increased 3.2%, rising from $15.0 billion in 2014 to $15.4 billion in 2015.

Salaries, wages, commissions and benefits totalled $11.6 billion in 2015, representing 74.5% of the $15.6 billion in operating expenses. This ratio was up slightly from 73.8% in 2014, where salaries, wages and benefits accounted for $11.0 billion of the $14.9 billion in operating expenses.

Private industry

The private industry reported operating revenue of $9.8 billion in 2015, up 4.3% from 2014.

Operating expenses increased by 3.6% to $9.0 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 9.0% in 2015, up from 8.3% in 2014.

Salaries, wages, commissions and benefits represented 53.9% of the total operating expenses in 2015 at $4.8 billion, up 5.3% from 2014.

  Note to readers

Provisional estimates of Public and Private Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NRCF) are now available. The estimates include only facilities that operate with residential care as their primary activity. These facilities are classified to the Nursing and residential care facility industry (NAICS 623) based on public or private control at the institutional unit level. Control is assessed based on decision making abilities and financial dependence.

Residential care activities in hospitals are not included in these figures. Rather, these activities are recorded as secondary activities of hospitals. The NRCF data are subject to revision and are considered provisional as improvements to administrative data sources will be implemented over the next few years.

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