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Table 1 Characteristics of the care homes in England

From: Excess mortality for care home residents during the first 23 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in England: a national cohort study

  Overall (nursing and residential homes combined) Nursing homes Residential homes
Care homes 15,524 4428 11,096
Average bed capacity 29.3 50.6 20.9
Total bed capacity offered 455,594 223,917 231,677
Care home size
 Small homes [0–23 beds] 49.2% 12.0% 64.1%
 Medium homes [24–40 beds] 24.4% 27.8% 23.0%
 Large homes [41+ beds] 26.4% 60.2% 12.9%
Service type
 Providing services to older people and/or people with dementia 71.7% 93.4% 63.1%
 Providing non-dementia services to children and/or adults only 28.3% 6.6% 36.9%
Provider type
 Branded (chain ownership) 37.7% 45.8% 34.5%
 Non-branded (independent ownership) 62.3% 54.2% 65.5%
Legal status
 For-profit 85.3% 90.5% 83.3%
 Not-for-profit 14.7% 9.5% 16.7%
% care homes reporting any death in the COVID-19 period 59.7% 89.0% 47.9%
% care homes reporting confirmed/suspected COVID-19 fatalities 27.4% 54.2% 16.7%
  1. Own elaboration on CQC data on care homes reported to be active in March 2020