The Centers for Disease Control to Study Assisted Living

The following was announced on the ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of American, http://www.alfa.org/) website: 

“The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is conducting a new study of assisted living and residential care communities. The national study will collect information about communities’ characteristics and their residents with the end goal of helping policymakers, health-care planners, and community operators and owners better plan for the future long-term care needs of seniors. 

National data collection for the study will begin in early 2010 following a pretest in September and October of this year. About 2,250 assisted living and residential care communities will be selected for the study and 75 will be selected for the pretest. ALFA strongly encourages participation in this study.”

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