HOLMGREN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOLMGREN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Number of Utahns in nursing homes drops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58138982-90/homes-nursing-utah-seniors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58138982-90/homes-nursing-utah-seniors.html.csp">Number of Utahns in nursing homes drops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T11:42:56.996-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the number of Utahns older than 65 has begun to boom in recent years, something unexpected also happened: The number of people in nursing homes actually dropped by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010. That’s according to a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nels Holmgren, director of the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services, offers some theories about why that happened, including more programs helping seniors remain independent longer and more alternatives to nursing h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138982@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:42:56 MDT