Examining the physician's role with assisted living residents.

  title={Examining the physician's role with assisted living residents.},
  author={John Gerard Schumacher},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  volume={7 6},
In response to the rapid growth of the assisted living (AL) residents, this article considers the resulting range of roles, opportunities, and challenges physicians may face as increasing numbers of their older adult patients choose residence in AL facilities. The problem is framed by providing an overview of the AL industry and reviewing AL resident demographics and health status characteristics. The discussion section examines the pervasive involvement of physicians with AL residents, reviews… CONTINUE READING

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