Assisted living facilities (also known as residential or personal care homes) are increasingly available for older persons with disabilities and provide more homelike options for long-term living. Cost may be a barrier.
Person-centered care is reflected by care plans that support residents to achieve the desired quality of life and level of physical, mental, and psychosocial health.
Interdisciplinary teams create comprehensive assessments that support individualized care in residential settings.
Safety is a major concern in residential care settings. Falls and related injuries represent a common concern.
Palliative care and hospice are increasingly integrated into residential care settings in recognition that functional decline is often a harbinger of end of life.
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