NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING ISSUES
Assisted Living Guidebooks: Free Guides & Workshop For
Seniors, Residents and Staff to
Foster Greater Quality of Life in Assisted
Click on the picture above to find the guide
that is best for you.
Assisted living is the fastest growing type of senior housing, holding out the promise of giving people the opportunity to get care and
help with daily living in a home-like environment. It represents a move
away from the institutionalized care setting often found in nursing homes,
toward an environment that allows for greater freedom and independence
and a higher quality of life. Unfortunately, the promise of assisted
is not always fulfilled. Too often, assisted living provides an environment
that is much
more institutionalized than necessary.
Free Guides: To address this issue, LTCCC and CIAD (the Coalition of the Institutionalized Aged & Disabled) have jointly
produced free guides to help achieve greater resident autonomy and quality
of life in assisted living. The four guides - one each for potential residents, current residents, direct care staff and administrative staff - provide
valuable tools and information on how to achieve the promise of assisted
living. They are free and easy to use.
Free Training Workshop: With generous support from
the Nash Family Foundation, LTCCC developed a training program for senior
community leaders, geriatric care managers, long term care ombudsmen and
others who work with older adults to introduce them to the guides and
provide an easy way for them to take the benefits of the guides back to
This workshop, in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, can
be downloaded for free (along with the guides) by clicking on the picture
above. Individuals and organizations can use the workshop to conduct
staff trainings, community workshops or other programs that will help
seniors use the guides effectively to achieve a high quality of life in
2011 State Oversight of Assisted Living: Overview
and Summaries of Different States'