Residential Care

  • Shabir Dard
  • Nickie Lepcha
  • Elizabeth L. CobbsEmail author


  • 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shabir Dard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nickie Lepcha
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elizabeth L. Cobbs
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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