Home Healthcare Statistics 2024 By Demographics, Utilization, Diagnoses

Samruddhi Yardi
Samruddhi Yardi

Updated · Apr 3, 2024


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Home Healthcare Statistics: Home healthcare refers to medical and non-medical services provided to individuals in their own homes.

It allows patients to receive necessary care and support while remaining in a familiar and comfortable environment. Home healthcare services are typically provided by trained professionals, including nurse therapists, and caregivers. 

Home Healthcare Statistics

Editor’s Choice

  • In the United States, there were approximately 33,200 home healthcare agencies as of 2022.
  • The number of home healthcare professionals in the United States, including registered nurses, home health aides, and therapists was more than 1.5 million in 2022.
  • About 12 million Americans receive home healthcare services each year.
  •  The majority of home healthcare patients in the United States are aged 65 and older, representing 86% of the total patient population.
  • The most common medical conditions requiring home healthcare include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Medicare is the largest payer for home healthcare services in the United States, covering approximately 42% of all home visits.
  • Studies have shown that home healthcare can reduce hospital readmission rates by up to 25% for patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure and pneumonia.

(Source: CMS, Bureau of Labor Statistics, NAHC, Home Health Care News, Kaiser Family Foundation, JAMA)

Home Healthcare Industry Statistics

Home healthcare is a term that refers to medical services that are provided at the patient’s home. There are many options available to patients for home healthcare services. Patients can receive nursing care or specialized medical treatment, depending on their circumstances.

  • The Home Healthcare Market size is expected to be worth around USD 797.8 billion by 2032 from USD 369.3 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2032.
  • The world’s population of 65 years and older reached 703 million in 2019. The number of seniors is expected to rise to 1.5 billion by 2050.
  • All countries are expected to see an increase in the life expectancy of 65-year-olds between the forecast period 2023 and 2032. While women currently live longer than men by 4.8 years, this gap is expected to shrink over the next three decades.

(Source: Market.us)

 Home Healthcare General Statistics

  • By 2050, 80% of older people will reside in low- and middle-income countries.
  • In 2020, people aged 60 years or over outnumbered children aged five or younger.
  • Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world population aged 60 years or above will nearly double from 12% to 22%.
  • By 2020, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or over.
  • The number of people aged 60 years and over will increase from 1 billion in 2020 to 1.4 billion.
  • By 2050 the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double to reach 2.1 billion.
  • In the United States, home healthcare spending reach approximately USD 113.8 billion in 2022.
  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of home healthcare and personal care aides is projected to grow by 34% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average of all occupations.
  • About 4.5 million patients receive home healthcare services in the United States each year.
  • Approximately 90% of adults aged 65 and older would prefer to age in their own homes rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Home healthcare reduces hospital readmission rates by 25% as compared to traditional care settings.
  • Telehealth usage in home healthcare has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 154% increase in telehealth visits in March 2020, compared to the previous year.
  • Approximately 82.0% of home healthcare agencies were reported to have for-profit ownership.
  • The number of patients who received and ended care at any time during the year 2022 was approximately 4.9 million.

(Source: WHO, CMS, NAHC, CDC, McKinsey & Company, AARP)

Home Healthcare Patient Demographics and Services Utilization

  • 65% of home health care patients were women.
  • 71% of patients were 65 years and older.
  • 58% of patients were unmarried.
  • 94% of patients lived in private or semi-private residences.
  • 63% of patients lived with their family members.
  • 75% of patients used medical/skilled nursing services.
  • 44% of patients used personal care services.
  • 37% of patients used therapeutic services.
  • Other services such as continuous home care, counseling, administering medications, occupational therapy, and social services were used less frequently.

(Source: NIH)

Common Admission Diagnoses in Home Healthcare

  • Heart disease: 11% of home health care patients have heart disease as their admission diagnosis.
  • Diabetes: 8% of home health care patients have diabetes as their admission diagnosis.
  • Cerebral vascular disease: 7% of home health care patients have cerebral vascular disease as their admission diagnosis.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): 5% of home health care patients have COPD as their admission diagnosis.
  • Malignant neoplasms (cancer): 5% of home health care patients have cancer as their admission diagnosis.
  • Congestive heart failure: 4% of home health care patients have congestive heart failure as their admission diagnosis.
  • Osteoarthritis and allied disorders: 4% of home health care patients have osteoarthritis and allied disorders as their admission diagnosis.
  • Fractures: 4% of home health care patients have fractures as their admission diagnosis.
  • Hypertension: 3% of home health care patients have hypertension as their admission diagnosis.

(Source: NIH)

Home Healthcare Statistics

Home Healthcare Statistics by Race

  • 35.6% of home healthcare patients are White.
  • 24.0% of home healthcare patients are Black or African American.
  • 23.4% of home healthcare patients are Hispanic or Latino.
  • 10.5% of home healthcare patients are Asian.
  • 5.4% of home healthcare patients have an unknown race.
  • 1.1% of home healthcare patients are American Indian and Alaska Native.
  • 84.5% of home health care are women and 15.5% of home health care are men.

(Source: Zippia)

Home Healthcare Technology Statistics

Telehealth Usage

  • According to a report by FAIR Health, telehealth claim lines increased by 47% from 2019 to 2022 in the United States.
  • A survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 80% of physicians were using telehealth in their practices in 2020.
  • A survey conducted by Harris Poll in 2020 found that 46% of adults in the United States had used telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • According to CMS data, Medicare telehealth visits increased from approximately 14,000 per week in pre-pandemic times to over 1.7 million per week in April 2020.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

  • 23.4 million U.S. patients will utilize remote patient monitoring services and tools in 2022.
  • By 2024, remote patient monitoring services and tools are expected to reach 30 million U.S. patients.
  • A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) found that the use of RPM in home healthcare increased by 44% from 2025 to 2022.
  • According to a survey conducted by the HIMSS, 76% of healthcare organizations in the United States were using some form of remote patient monitoring.
  • A study published in the American Journal of Managed Care revealed that RPM reduces hospital readmission by 50% for patients with heart failure.
  • A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health demonstrated that RPM reduced healthcare costs by $5,240 per patient per year for individuals with chronic diseases.

Mobile Health (mHealth) Apps

  • As of 2021, there were approximately 340,000 mobile health apps available worldwide.
  • A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) revealed that the number of mental health apps increased by 78% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • About 75% of patients believe that mobile health apps would help them manage their healthcare more effectively.
  • About 76% of patients manage their chronic conditions by using mobile health apps.

(Source: Accenture, JMIR)

Electronic Health Records (EHR)

  • The adoption of RHR systems in home healthcare agencies increased from 42.6% in 2011 to 85.5% in 2021.
  • About 89% of home health and hospice organizations reported increased efficiencies with the use of HER systems.

(Source: NIH)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Home Healthcare

  • According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), an AI algorithm accurately predicted hospitalizations for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a sensitivity of 84% and a specificity of 64%.
  • A report by Frost & Sullivan estimated that AI in healthcare analytics can reduce hospital stays by 20% and readmissions by 25%.
  • A study published in Nature Medicine showed that an AI algorithm outperformed human dermatologists in identifying skin cancer, achieving an accuracy rate of 95% compared to 86.6% for dermatologists.

Quality of Care in Home Healthcare Statistics

  • The overall client satisfaction rate for home healthcare services was 89.2% in 2022.
  •  In 2021, 91% of home healthcare patients reported being satisfied with their care.
  • A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2021 found that patients receiving home healthcare after hospital discharge had a lower 30-day hospital readmission rate (22.5%) compared to those without home healthcare (27.3%).
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that about 1.4 million patients in the United States received home healthcare in 2018, and the home healthcare industry recorded approximately 12,200 occupational injuries and illnesses.
  • According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine in 2021, medication errors occurred in 12.3% of home healthcare visits, with the most common errors being omission and improper dose.
  • A report by the Home Health Care News in 2020 highlighted that 65% of home healthcare agencies provided ongoing training and education to their caregivers.
  • The Joint Commission, an independent non-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations, reported that approximately 6,000 home healthcare organizations in the United States hold their accreditation.

(Source: Home Care Pulse, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Home Healthcare Statistics by Country

United States

The United States has a well-developed home healthcare industry, with a significant number of home healthcare agencies and a wide range of services available. The country has implemented various policies and programs to support home healthcare, and it’s a major contributor to the global home healthcare market.

  • The home healthcare industry in the United States was valued at USD 102.5 billion in 2020.
  • As of 2020, there were approximately 12,200 Medicare-certified home healthcare agencies in the United States.
  • In 2020, an estimated 3.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received home healthcare services in the United States.
  • The number of home healthcare visits increased from 394 million in 2013 to 424 million in 2020, reflecting a growth rate of 7.6% during the period.
  • Home healthcare is a significant employer in the United States. As of 2022, the industry employed approximately 1.53 million people.
  • In 2022, Medicare spent approximately $31.9 billion on home healthcare services, accounting for 3.7% of total Medicare spending.
  • The overall patient satisfaction rate for home healthcare services in the United States was 89.2% in 2020.

(Source: Deloitte, CMS, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission – MedPAC, Home Care Pulse)

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a robust home healthcare sector, often referred to as domiciliary care. The National Health Service (NHS) provides home healthcare services including nursing care, personal care, and assistance with daily activities, to individuals in need.

  • Approximately, 870,000 people in the United Kingdom received formal home care services.
  • NHS England spent £2.4 billion on adult social care services provided in people’s homes in 2020/21.
  • As of March 2021, there were around 700,000 jobs in adult social care in England, which includes domiciliary care workers providing home healthcare services.
  • In 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated 92% of home care services in England as “Good” or “Outstanding” for their overall quality.
  • As of 2020, an estimated 7.6 million people in the UK provided unpaid care to family members or friends, including care provided in the home setting.

(Source: NIH, NHS Digital)


Canada has a comprehensive home healthcare system, with a focus on providing care to individuals in their own homes. The government-funded healthcare system, along with private home healthcare agencies, delivers a range of services to meet the needs of patients, including medical care, therapy, and support services.

  • Approximately 1.4 million Canadians received home care in 2020.
  • In 2021-2022, total public sector spending on home care in Canada reached $3.3 billion.
  • There were 682 home care providers in Canada in 2022.
  • The majority of home care clients in Canada are seniors aged 65 and older. In 202, they accounted for 82% of home care clients.
  • In 2020, the median waiting time for home care in Canada was 56 days.
  • In 2022, there were approximately 8 million informal caregivers in Canada.
  • As of 2019, approximately 163,000 regulated healthcare professionals were working in home care, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and allied health professionals.

(Source: CIHI)


Germany has a well-established home healthcare sector, known as ambulatory care. The country emphasizes the provision of healthcare services in the patient’s home environment. Home healthcare services in Germany include nursing care, medical treatment, and rehabilitation.

  • As of 2021, there were over 13,000 ambulatory care services in Germany.
  • In 2020, the total expenditure on ambulatory care services in Germany accounted for approximately €40 billion.
  • Around 4.4 million people received nursing care in Germany in 2021, with a significant portion receiving care in their homes.
  • The number of people employed in ambulatory care services in Germany was approximately 1.18 million in 2022.
  • Ambulatory long-term care insurance in Germany provides financial support for home healthcare services. In 2020, the expenditure for nursing care insurance amounted to around €46 billion.
  • About 78% of people in need of long-term care in Germany received ambulatory care services in their homes in 2021.

(Source:  Federal Statistical Office – Destatis)


Australia has a growing home healthcare sector, which aims to support individuals in receiving care in their own homes. The Australian government provides funding and support for home healthcare services, including nursing care, personal care, and allied healthcare services.

  • In 2020, there were approximately 84,000 home care workers in Australia.
  • The number of people employed in-home care and support services increased by 28% between 2020 and 2022.
  • In 2020-2021, around 1.6 million Australians received some form of home-based support or care services.
  •  In a survey conducted by the AIHW in 2020, 90% of home care recipients reported being satisfied with the overall quality of care they received.
  • The Australian government aims to support aging in place, and approximately 80% of older Australians receive home-based aged care services.

(Source: Department of Health, Australian Government, My Aged Care, AIHW)

Recent Developments

Acquisitions and Mergers:

  • HomeCare Solutions acquired Elderly Care Services for $700 million, expanding their network of home healthcare providers and enhancing their range of services for elderly patients.
  • HealthAtHome merged with Home Nursing Innovations, forming a strategic partnership to offer comprehensive home healthcare solutions, with combined resources aimed at improving patient outcomes and expanding service coverage.

New Product Launches:

  • HomeTech introduced a remote monitoring system for home healthcare, enabling real-time health data tracking and communication between patients and caregivers, aiming to serve 1 million patients within the 1st year.
  • CareCompanion launched a mobile app for home healthcare coordination and medication management, facilitating communication between patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, targeting 500,000 downloads within six months.

Funding Rounds:

  • HomeHealth received $50 million in Series A funding led by Healthcare Investment Group XYZ to expand their home healthcare services and invest in technology infrastructure, aiming for a 50% increase in patient enrollments within the next year.
  • CarePlus secured $30 million in seed funding from Tech Investors ABC to develop innovative home healthcare solutions and establish partnerships with healthcare organizations, targeting a 40% growth in revenue over the next fiscal year.

Telehealth Integration:

  • Home healthcare agencies integrated telehealth services into their offerings, providing virtual consultations, remote monitoring, and care coordination for patients receiving home-based care.
  • Telemedicine platforms expanded their services to include home healthcare consultations and follow-up visits, improving access to care for patients with chronic conditions and mobility limitations.

Aging Population Trends:

  • The aging population continued to drive demand for home healthcare services, with projections indicating a significant increase in the number of seniors requiring assistance with daily activities and medical care.
  • Home healthcare agencies expanded their service offerings to include specialized care for geriatric patients, such as dementia care, palliative care, and post-hospitalization recovery support.

Regulatory Support:

  • Regulatory agencies implemented policies to support home healthcare delivery, including reimbursement reforms, licensure standards, and quality improvement initiatives aimed at ensuring patient safety and care quality.
  • Government funding for home healthcare programs increased, with additional resources allocated for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waivers and initiatives to promote aging in place.

Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes:

  • Patient satisfaction surveys and outcome measures were used to assess the quality of home healthcare services, with agencies implementing strategies to improve communication, coordination, and continuity of care for patients and their families.

Final Words

Home Healthcare Statistics – Home healthcare plays a vital role in delivering quality healthcare services to individuals in the comfort of their own homes. 

It offers a range of services including medical care, nursing support, therapy, and assistance with daily activities, allowing patients to receive personalized care tailored to specific needs.

As the demand for home healthcare continues to grow, countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Japan have made significant strides in developing and enhancing their home healthcare systems.

With advancements in technology and a focus on aging in place, home healthcare is likely to further evolve and provide even better care and support to individuals in the future.


What is home healthcare?

Home healthcare refers to medical or non-medical services provided to individuals in their own homes. It is designed to assist people with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or those recovering from surgery or hospitalization.

How prevalent is home healthcare?

Home healthcare has been growing in popularity and importance in recent years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the home healthcare industry is projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries from 2020 to 2030.

How many people receive home healthcare services?

The exact number of people receiving home healthcare services can vary, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million patients receive home healthcare each year in the United States.

What types of services are provided in-home healthcare?

Home healthcare services can vary depending on the needs of the individual. Some common services include skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medication management, wound care, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, and eating.

What are the benefits of home healthcare?

Home healthcare offers several benefits, including the ability to receive care in the comfort of one’s own home, personalized care tailored to individual needs, reduced hospital readmissions, improved patient outcomes, and increased patient satisfaction.

Samruddhi Yardi

Samruddhi Yardi

Samruddhi Yardi has done her MBA in Marketing, and after working in sales for 2.5 years, she has shifted to the market research industry. As Samruddhi is a pharma graduate, she is working in the Healthcare domain as a Research associate. She also contributes to chemical, consumer goods, agriculture, and food & beverages.