Nursing homes across the country are on the verge of collapse due to the soaring demand of residents, according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The report, released on Tuesday, said the number of registered nursing homes nationally had more than doubled to 2.3 million in 2017-18, making it the third-largest nursing home market in the country.
It said that this was the largest number of nursing homes nationwide since 2006, when there were about 2.4 million registered.
The report said there are nearly 300 nursing homes with a total of about 575,000 registered residents in the state.
The nursing homes that are at risk of closure include those in the Trinity, Willow Creek, Mount Washington, Mount Pleasant and Woodbridge areas.
The report also found that of the 27 nursing homes currently in operation in the United States, three are in crisis, the largest being the Willow Creek nursing home in Washington state, which has already lost one resident in 2017.
It said that in 2018, the number in crisis had doubled to 447 nursing homes, with the number being almost triple that of 2017.
The number of homes that have closed since then is also increasing.
The highest number of closures was in 2014, when the number had grown to 1,077.
The US National Association of State Nursing Boards said that there is no clear indicator of the extent of the crisis in the nursing home industry, but that there are signs that the industry is in trouble.
The association said the trend has been in the opposite direction in some states, such as Michigan, where nursing home owners have begun to ask the federal government for more assistance.
The association said there has been an increase in the number and severity of nursing home closings in Michigan, which is home to many of the states largest population of nursing facilities.
“We’re seeing a trend in some of these states that we haven’t seen in years,” said Nancy Miller, the association’s president.
“It’s hard to see any indication that it’s all in the system.”
Miller said that the nursing shortage in the US has contributed to the closures.
The shortage of nursing beds and bedsites is especially acute in nursing homes because of the increasing demand for care.
“The number of people needing care in nursing home settings is more than double the number who need care in hospitals,” she said.
The growing demand for nursing services has led to a decline in the supply of nursing staff.
The UNICEF report said that nursing home occupancy has increased in recent years, while the number that is working has declined.
Miller said the US nursing home system is still in the midst of a crisis that is being exacerbated by the surge in demand.
“There are people who have been through nursing homes and they haven’t been able to keep up with demand, and that’s very troubling,” she told CNN.
“Nursing homes are not the only ones that are under stress,” Miller added.
“We have to do something to help them out.”