Patterns in Functioning Among Residents of an Affordable Assisted Living Housing Facility

TitlePatterns in Functioning Among Residents of an Affordable Assisted Living Housing Facility
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFonda, SJ, Clipp, EC, Maddox, GL
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume42
Issue2
Pagination178-187
Call Numberpubs_2002_Fonda_etal_2002_Geron.pdf
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction
Abstract

In this study the researchers inspect an assisted living housing development so as to find out whether or not these types of old age living arrangements are beneficial to the elderly members health. These residents were compared to similar elderly living in regular community housing as found in the Health and Retirement Study and AHEAD study. A great deal of statistical analysis and observation was used in developing this study. Though the residents of the assisted living housing were no more likely to have improved health, further health impairment, or death, then those elderly that were part of the normal community, the assisted living residents tended to maintain high functioning in daily life while those not in assisted living housing normally declined in functional abilities.

Endnote Keywords

Retirement Planning/Activities of Daily Living/Assisted Living/Health Status

Endnote ID

8538

Citation Key6802