Assisted Living In Rural America: Results from a National Survey

Date
03/2005
Description

Provides descriptive information on the assisted living industry in metropolitan and rural areas. Results indicate that assisted living was largely a private-pay form of long-term care and was more common in metropolitan than rural areas. Findings suggest that assisted living, as currently structured, will make only a marginal contribution to meeting the needs of frail elders living in rural areas.

Center
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Catherine Hawes, Charles Phillips, Scott Holan, Michael Sherman, Linnae Hutchison