Monday, January 24, 2011

Embracing Person-Centered Care

January 21, 2011

The fourth installment of AHCA/NCAL’s informational State of the Long Term and Post-Acute Care series finds that with nearly 40,000 residences across the nation, assisted living communities are a viable and welcome option for many older Americans.

“For many Americans who are making decisions about long term care, assisted living is often their first exposure to our world,” stated Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “As we enter 2011, we now have more long term care options than ever before. That speaks directly to the strong state of our profession and how we are meeting residents needs every day.”

With residents who, on average, need help with two activities of daily living, assisted living communities across the country strongly embrace the concept of person-centered care. The State of Assisted Living takes an in-depth look at how these communities embrace a philosophy of care that meets the social, emotional, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of these Americans.

Do you work or have a loved one in an assisted living community? Please share your story with us.

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