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April 18, 2013

As New Jersey officials debate how to fund the state’s nursing homes, it’s interesting to note that as of 2010, there were 45,766 individuals in 362 facilities, according to, a website maintained by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

That year, there was an 89 percent occupancy rate of a total 51,219 beds. Of these occupants, 63 percent relied on Medicaid as the primary payer; 19 percent privately paid; and 18 percent used Medicare.

The state has 69 percent for-profit nursing facilities, and 26 percent nonprofit. The government owns 6 percent of the facilities.

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