“My Loner Father Moved into Assisted Living. With Whom Should He Eat?”

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The Story

“My Loner Father Moved into Assisted Living. With Whom Should He Eat?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/my-loner-father-moved-into-assisted-living-with-whom-should-he-eat/2016/03/07/43e9acbc-da52-11e5-925f-1d10062cc82d_story.html
by Jill U. Adams
Washington Post, March 7, 2016

The Pitch

[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?

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