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Assisted-living facilities offer a relatively new way to care for seniors who can't manage on their own. The facilities are typically a cross between an apartment building with services and a nursing home with various levels of personal assistance, which are all covered by a monthly rental fee. This paper examines literature on assisted-living facilities in the United States. It concludes with a summary of the research, which shows that, as the American population continues to grow older, increasing numbers of alternative and assisted-living arrangements are going to be required. Assisted-living facilities now represent the most rapidly growing type of residential care for elderly individuals in the United States.
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Assisted-Living Facilities (2005, May 18) Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/assisted-living-facilities-58663/
"Assisted-Living Facilities" 18 May 2005. Web. 20 October. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/assisted-living-facilities-58663/>