In 2018, home health spending rose by 5.8% from $97.1 billion in 2017 to $102 billion in 2018. Spending on the home health sector has accelerated; the home health spending growth rate was 4.5% in 2017. Long-term care facility spending rose by 1.4%, from $166.2 billion in 2017 to $168.5 billion in 2018. Spending on the long-term care facility sector has slowed; the long-term care facility spending growth rate was 2.0% in 2017. The long-term care facility sector includes freestanding skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and continuing care retirement communities . . .
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