“My Loner Father Moved into Assisted Living. With Whom Should He Eat?”
by Jill U. Adams
Washington Post, March 7, 2016
[Adams notes: This pitch is for a health column to which I regularly contribute.]
Assisted living and health outcomes. (My sibs and I just moved my Dad into one).
I’d like to find out if different features of assisted living — such as attention to social behavior, a sense of belonging, opportunities for physical activity, and so on — affect resident health. I found one study from several years ago, so I’d call that researcher and see what’s been studied since. In other words, I’d look for evidence, if it exists. I’m sure I can get an assisted living place — or referral agencies — to tell me what they advise.
What say you?