Judith Graham

Assisted Living Facilities Pressed to Address Growing Needs of Older, Sicker Residents

KFF Health News Original

Assisted living was meant to be a home-like setting where older adults could interact with other residents while receiving help with daily tasks such as bathing and dressing. But as the concept has become more popular, residents are now older and sicker than in the past, and a panel of experts is calling for more focus on their medical and mental health needs.