Assisted living: aging in place and palliative care.

  title={Assisted living: aging in place and palliative care.},
  author={Ethel L Mitty},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={149-56, 163}
Principles of upstream palliative care can guide the planning, programs, and services associated with aging in place in assisted living residences (ALRs). Frail older adults who do not need a nursing home level of care are choosing to live-and die-in ALRs. This article describes the context of assisted living, resident characteristics, key indicators of palliative care, barriers to end-of-life care, and the role, responsibilities, and potential for professional nursing in assisted living… CONTINUE READING