How good is assisted living? Findings and implications from an outcomes study.

@article{Zimmerman2005HowGI,
  title={How good is assisted living? Findings and implications from an outcomes study.},
  author={Sheryl Zimmerman and Philip D. Sloane and J Kevin Eckert and Ann L. Gruber-Baldini and Leslie A Morgan and J. Richard Hebel and Jay S. Magaziner and Sally C. Stearns and Cory K Chen},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={S195-204}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this work was to determine 1-year medical outcomes, nursing home transfer, and functional change of assisted living (AL) residents and their relationship to care. METHODS On-site interviews and observations regarding the status and care of 2,078 residents in 193 facilities across four states were conducted; follow-up was by telephone interview with care providers. RESULTS Annual mortality and transfer rates were 14.4 and 21.3 per 100 residents. The probability of… CONTINUE READING