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I just read an interesting article.  The information comes for the "2006 Overview of Assisted Living, " published by the National Center for Assisted Living.

  • The average age is 85
  • More than 75% are female
  • Typical resident is an 86 y.o. female who is mobile, but needs assistance with approx 2 activities of daily living. (ADL's)
  • More than 900,000 people nationwide live in assisted living settings
  • The average length of stay is about 27 months.  34% of residents will move to a nursing facility.  30% will pass away.  The remaining will move home or to another location.
  • 86% need help managing their medications
  • 60% moved from a private home or apartment, 12% from a retirement or independent living community, 10% from their children's homes, 9% from another assisted living and 8% from a nursing facility.

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