Nursing facility care settings with the highest injury rates

Aging adult care settings had higher nonfatal occupational injuries or illnesses than hospitals, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found.

The total incident rate in 2021 was 7.3 per 100 full-time workers for nursing facilities and 6.1 for hospitals. Nursing facilities also had a high rate of cases with days away from work, job restriction or transfers at 5.3. Of nursing facilities, those for mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorders had the lowest incidence rates.

Here are facility rates ranked by total incident rates:

  1. Skilled nursing facilities: 8.8 total cases with 6.8 resulting in days away from work

  2. Retirement communities and assisted living facilities: 7.4 total cases with 5.1 resulting in days away from work

  3. Other residential care facilities: 5.3 total cases with 2.7 resulting in days away from work

  4. Residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health and substance use facilities: 4.8 total cases with 3 resulting in days away from work

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