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Care for the Elderly
This paper examines the pros and cons of nursing home care versus assisted living care for the elderly.
# 98282 | 1,592 words | 29 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 16, 2007 in Medical and Health (General) , Aging (General)

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The paper examines the positive and negative aspects of nursing home care versus assisted living care in terms of care, health, quality of life and costs involved. The paper discusses how 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 one's family.

Health and Safety
Review of Literature
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 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 Versus Reality in 2006 - AARP Fact Sheet - Research Report. AARP Policy & Research. December 2006. Online available at:

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