Scottish Government publish care home statistics

The Scottish Government has published Care Homes, Scotland, 2009, whcih presents the latest national figures on care homes for adults in Scotland.

Some of the notable statistics included in the report are:

  • At March 31, 2009 there were a total of 1,442 registered care homes providing 43,894 places to 38,240 residents.
  • There were 963 care homes for older people as at March 31, 2009 compared to 1,059 at March 31, 2000.
  • There were 38,843 registered places in care homes for older people. The number of places has increased by 2.2 per cent since March 2008 and decreased by 0.9 per cent from the March 2000 level.
  • The number of care homes for adults with learning disabilities has decreased by 18.2 per cent since March 2000, from 380 to 311 as at March 2009.