Summary & Conclusion
There are many considerations when attempting to make a decision between assisted living facilities and nursing home care for the individual who is of an advanced age because depending on the medical limitations of the individual that individual may desire more autonomy and more of a social and active lifestyle than is available in the nursing home setting. While the associated costs is a very important issue for consideration, and one that many are not knowledgeable concerning, making sure that the appropriate level of care is provided should be the foremost concern when making this very critical decision for oneself or for another member of ones' family.
AARP (1997). Out-of-Pocket Health Spending by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older: 1997 Projections. AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC.
AARP (1998). Medicaid and Long-Term Care for Older People. AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC.
ACLI (2000). Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning: The Road to Retirement Security. Final Report to the American Council of Life Insurers, Washington, DC., January.
Assisted Living Federation of America (1998). Overview of Assisted Living: ALFA-HIAA Long-Term Care Insurance Summit, September 1998, Washington, DC.
Barrett, L.L. (2006) the Costs of Long-Term Care: Public Perceptions vs. Reality in 2006 - AARP Fact Sheet - Research Report. AARP Policy & Research. December 2006. Online available at http://www.aarp.org/research/longtermcare/costs/ltc_costs_fs_2006.html.
Bishop, C. (1999). Where are the Missing Elders? The Decline in Nursing Home Use, 1985 and 1995. Health Affairs, 18(4).
Burwell, B. (1998). Medicaid Expenditures on Long-Term Care. The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.
Choosing senior housing and residential care (20070 HelpGuide.org - Online available at http://www.helpguide.org/elder/senior_housing_residential_care_types.htm
Cohen, M.A. And Miller, J (2000) the Use of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities Among Privately Insured and Non-Privately Insured Disabled Elders. April 2000. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Online available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/Reports/nhalfuse.htm.
Cohen, M., and N. Kumar (1996). "The Changing Face of Long-Term Care Insurance in 1994: Profiles and Innovations in a Dynamic Market. Inquiry Cohen, M., E. Tell, J. Greenberg,...
Wallack (1987). The Financial Capacity of the Elderly to Insure for Long-Term Care. The Gerontologist, 27.
Crown, W., W. Leutz, and J. Capitman (1992). Economic Rationality: The Market for Private Long-Term Care Insurance, and the Role for Public Policy. The Gerontologist, 32.
Friedland, R. (1990). Facing the Costs of Long-Term Care. Employee Benefit Research Council, Washington, DC.
Garber, a.B. And T. MaCurdy (1989). Predicting Nursing Home Utilization among the High Risk Elderly. National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge MA.
Greene, V., M. Lovely, and J. Ondrich (1993). The Cost-Effectiveness of Community Services in a Frail Elderly Population. The Gerontologist, 33(2).
Hawes, C., M. Rose, and C. Phillips (1999). A National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Results of a National Survey of Facilities (Executive Summary). Report Submitted to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS Contract Number HHS-100-94-0024 and HHS-100-98-0013, April 1996.
Health Insurance Association of America (1992). Who Buys Long-Term Care Insurance? Washington, DC.
Health Insurance Association of America (1995). Term Care Insurance in 1994: Profiles and Innovations in a Dynamic Market. Washington, DC.
Health Insurance Association of America (1998). Term Care Insurance in 1996: Research Findings. Washington, DC.
Jackson, B., and P. Doty (1999). Medicare Home Health Services 1989-1994: Patterns of Benefit Use Among Chronically Disabled Elders. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Kane, R. (1998). Examining the Efficiency of Home Care. Unpublished manuscript submitted to the Home Care Research Initiative, University of Minnesota.
Ladd, R., R. Kane, and R. Kane (1999). State Long-Term Care Profiles Report, 1996. University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, School of Public Health, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, Table 4. Page. 14.
Leon, J., P. Neuman, and S. Parente (1997). Understanding the Growth in Medicare's Home Health Expenditures. The Kaiser Medicare Policy Project, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
LifePlans, Inc. (2000). Analysis of Long-Term Care Individual and Group Association Top Writers Survey Results. Waltham, MA
Miller, J., and M. Cohen (2000). "Long-term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning: The Road to Retirement Security." Final report to the American Council of Life Insurers. Washington, DC. January.
Reinardy, J.R. And Kane, R.A. (2003) Anatomy of a Choice: Deciding on Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care in Oregon. Southern Gerontological Society. 2003.
Russell, D.; Rose, a.; and Segal, R. (2007) Choosing Senior Housing and Residential Care. HelpGuide.org Online available at http://www.helpguide.org/elder/senior_housing_residential_care_types.htm.
Shapiro, E., and R.B. Tate (1988). Who…
Assisted Living Care Facilities After examining the Argentum Expanded Senior Living website, it appears perfectly clear that the role of assisted living programs in America is to help furnish a living and a balance between autonomy and dependence, for many different people in this country. The vast majority of those people are the elderly. However, they also encompass people with both physical and mental disabilities, and those who cannot fully provide
"It's a cheaper option than nursing homes -- daily rates are lower," says Redding. "You pay only for what you need, not for what your neighbor needs." Policymakers do have reason to be wary. If assisted living becomes covered by Medicaid, hundreds of thousands of elderly people might take advantage of it, thereby placing an ever greater demand on scarce government resources (Horvitz 1997). As noted above, Sunrise Assisted Living
Assisted Living Starting a Small Assisted Living Facility: Business, Regulatory, and Ethical Considerations Opening an assisted living facility, even on a small or moderate scale, involves a great many complex and very pressing considerations. The health needs of the individuals that will be served, the size of the market in which the facility will be operating and the amount of competition in this market, and a host of other environmental and internal
Executive Summary This business strategy document provides a general overview of the general health care environment in which the Assisted Living at the Windsor of Ocala facility in Florida is situated. It assesses issues such as cost and economic environment as well as health care environment, and provides an overview of competitors at the local, regional and national level. It also gives a description of the Windsor of Ocala’s internal environment
The questions on legal liability issues were minimal as the field of legal issues is new in nursing. The questions addressed a theoretical part regarding the legal liability issues. They were no need of clarification since the questionnaires were easy and self -- administrative. Although the researcher was there for assistance but telephonically. 1.7. Data analysis In this chapter, the analysis is discussed in detail. Data was collected by means of
Medicare.gov/MedicareEligibility/home.asp?version= default&bro wser=IE%7C7%7CWindows+Vista&language=English and following the prompts to enter personal information that will serve to assist the establishment of eligibility for Medicare. Generally, one is eligible for Medicare if they or their spouse "worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment" and if the individual is at least 65 years of age or order and is a permanent resident of the United States. IV. Medicare Premiums One qualifies for Medicare Part