Researchers at CDC Seeking Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities

Researchers at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) plan to conduct the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) in 2014.  They are asking assisted living and similar residential care communities for help with testing the survey questionnaire.  Testing will take place over the telephone in late March and early April, and will last …

National Assisted Living Statistics

Did you know that there are over 31,100 “residential care facilities” in the United States, with a capacity to serve nearly one million residents? The National Center for Health Statistics has released some key findings from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities.

Safely Managing Prescription Pain Killers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported skyrocketing increases in deaths from overdoses of prescription pain killers. According to the CDC, 15,000 people die every year from overdoses of these medications – more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined.