The percentage of emergency department visits made by nursing home residents increases with age, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June. 

From 2014 to 2017, nursing home residents accounted for 7% of ED visits made by patients ages 60 and over. 

When broken down into age groups, nursing home residents ages 60 to 69 composed 2% of emergency department visits; those ages 70 to 79 accounted for 6% of visits; and residents aged 80 to 89 made up 12% of visits. Meanwhile, those ages 90 and over were responsible for 24% of visits.