Posted in December 2012

Non-profit preferable to private nursing homes??

According to this study by the Dept of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, data from 1965-2003 showed not-for-profit facilities led for-profit facilities in two of the four most frequently reported quality measures (more or higher quality staff and lower pressure ulcer prevalence). The other two quality measures, restraint usage and governmental regulatory assessments, … Continue reading

Assisted Living Residential Profile

Assisted Living Residential Profile

Most older people will not end up as residents in an assisted living facility.  I heard from a placement business in New York that 1.2 million people nationwide were residents in an assisted living facility. This includes nursing homes but not senior living communities (which simply means age restricted ie. 55+). According to the National Center … Continue reading

Strong 80 year olds??

Strong 80 year olds??

Strong 80 year olds?? In a published study, 40 competitive athletes ranging from ages 40 through 80 showed little variance in the amount of musculature, body fat percentage and leg strength.

Paying for Assisted Living

Paying for Assisted Living Washington State’s assisted living affordability rate is low (cost vs average income).  Only Utah has a lower rate. Surprising. Average rate for the state is $3145 per month. State-by-State Assisted Living Costs and Affordability Index