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 statehealthfacts.org, 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.