Assisted Living

Is Avoiding Paperwork More Vital Than Elders’ Safety

Florida ranks first in the nation for residents at least 65 years old, and the number of seniors continues to grow. Yet a state senator wants to close the lid on key reports involving residents of assisted living facilities who die or are seriously injured. There is no good reason to withhold this information, and […]

ALF Industry Pushes Bill to Lower Reporting Requirements for Deaths, Serious Injuries

When a resident in one of Florida’s assisted living facilities falls, dies or is seriously injured, that facility is required to tell the state within one business day that something has gone wrong. But a bill before lawmakers would give operators weeks to report such critical incidents — potentially leaving residents in harm’s way, elder […]

Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States, 2015–2016

This report presents the most current national results from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to describe providers and services users in five major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services in the United States. This report provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, […]

Defending Assisted Living As A Long Term Care Option

Chances are at some point in your life you have been turned off by a discourteous hotel receptionist, an indifferent server at a restaurant, or a poorly trained salesperson at a clothing store. As a result, we might complain to our friends or on social media – or possibly notify the management of our bad […]

Dementia Patients Fuel Assisted Living’s Growth. Safety May Be Lagging.

They found Bonnie Walker in a pond behind her assisted living facility in South Carolina. There were puncture wounds on her ear, her temple, her jaw and her cheeks. Her pacemaker was inside one of the alligators that lived in the pond. Like four in 10 residents in assisted living facilities, Ms. Walker, 90, suffered […]