The Assisted Living Residence: A Vision for the Future

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Assisted living is a vital component of long-term care in the United States. In this volume, care providers, researchers, and decision makers from the private and public sectors examine the intersecting societal forces that are profoundly changing how we offer care and housing for older people who need personal assistance. The contributors examine how assisted living is both a symptom and a catalyst of these changes.

The first section provides an overview of the current state of assisted living care and the factors shaping its future appearance and operations. It contains comprehensive discussions of how consumer demand, government regulation, design philosophies, operation and care approaches, and market forces are shifting and what this means for small and large assisted living operations. In the second part, the contributors examine how the private sector—elder consumers, family members and other caregivers, owners and operators of assisted living residences, professional organizations, technology innovators, and private investors—will influence the future of assisted living. The third part focuses on how the complex layers of federal, state, and local governments will affect the availability and operational styles of assisted living residences.

Clearly written, wide ranging, and featuring up-to-date information and projections for the future, The Assisted Living Residence is an indispensable book for care providers, housing operators, investors, regulators, academics, insurance executives, marketing professionals, and beginning and advanced students of this important elder care alternative.

Foreword by Robert L. Mollica.

Contributors: Margaret P. Calkins, Paula C. Carder, Pamela Doty, J. Kevin Eckert, Susan K. Fletcher, Cristina Flores, Anthony P. Glascock, Mary Harahan, Mauro Hernandez, Carol Jenkins, William Keane, David M. Kutzik, Karen Love, Lydia Lundberg, Leslie A. Morgan, Anthony J. Mullen, Robert Newcomer, Douglas D. Pace, Rosa Perez, Larry Polivka, Peter S. Reed, Jennifer R. Salmon, Alisha Sanders, Harvey N. Singer, Philip D. Sloane, Robyn I. Stone, Keren Brown Wilson, Douglas A. Wolf, Margaret A. Wylde, Jack York, Sheryl Zimmerman

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Activities, Adaptation and Aging - Christen Smith

The Assisted Living Residence: A Vision for the Future provides a broad-based perspective on current and future issues in the residential care industry. It is a must read for those who are involved with providing long-term care for the aging population. The book also provides an excellent resource for state and federal policy makers.

Gerontologist - Mary M. Ball

This book makes a significant contribution to the existing knowledge base of assisted living and the wider long-term care sector.

Ageing and Society - Sheila Peace

The scope of this book is immense... This book should be on the shelf of everyone who has an interest in comparing the experience of the USA with parallel developments in housing-with-care throughout the world. There are lessons to learn here, suggestions on offer from a variety of perspectives, and debates that are set to continue.

Canadian Journal on Aging - Andrew Wister

The Assisted Living Residence is a highly informative book that combines state-of-the-art knowledge of assisted living based on the American scene... I would encourage those with interests or involvements in assisted living research, education, and practice to take full advantage of the wealth of information contained in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801888175
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 419,579
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Golant is a professor of geography at the University of Florida. He has written extensively about and consulted on assisted living and other housing and care alternatives for older adults in both the United States and Canada. Joan Hyde is the chief executive officer of Ivy Hall Senior Living, an assisted living company, and a senior fellow at the Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword Robert L. Mollica Mollica, Robert L.

Pt. I Looking Toward the Future

1 The Future of Assisted Living Residences: A Response to Uncertainty Stephen M. Golant Golant, Stephen M. 3

2 The Old Road Is Rapidly Aging: A Social Model for Cognitively or Physically Impaired Elders in Assisted Living's Future Joan Hyde Hyde, Joan Rosa Perez Perez, Rosa Peter S. Reed Reed, Peter S. 46

3 Tomorrow's Assisted Living and Nursing Homes: The Converging Worlds of Residential Long-term Care Margaret P. Calkins Calkins, Margaret P. William Keane Keane, William 86

4 The Measurement and Importance of Quality: A Collaborative Effort for Tomorrow's Assisted Living Sheryl Zimmerman Zimmerman, Sheryl Philip D. Sloane Sloane, Philip D. Susan K. Fletcher Fletcher, Susan K. 119

5 Small Board-and-Care Homes: A Fragile Future Paula C. Carder Carder, Paula C. Leslie A. Morgan Morgan, Leslie A. J. Kevin Eckert Eckert, J. Kevin 143

Pt. II Private-Sector Influences on Tomorrow's Assisted Living Residences

6 The Future of Assisted Living: Residents' Perspectives, 2006-2026 Margaret A. Wylde Wylde, Margaret A. 169

7 Family Care and Assisted Living: An Uncertain Future? Douglas A. Wolf Wolf, Douglas A. Carol Jenkins Jenkins, Carol 198

8 Technological Tools of the Future: Contributing to Appropriate Care in Assisted Living David M. Kutzik Kutzik, David M. Anthony P. Glascock Glascock, Anthony P. Lydia Lundberg Lundberg, Lydia Jack York York, Jack 223

9 Enhancing Assisted Living: Are Collaborative Stakeholder Efforts Necessary? Douglas D. Pace Pace, Douglas D. Karen Love Love, Karen 248

10 Financing of Assisted Living Properties: Past, Present, and FutureAnthony J. Mullen Mullen, Anthony J. Harvey N. Singer Singer, Harvey N. 266

Pt. III Public-Sector Influences on Tomorrow's Assisted Living Residences

11 The Influence of Public and Private Financing on Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care: The Past, the Present, and Possible Futures Pamela Doty Doty, Pamela 299

12 Expanding Affordable Housing with Services for Older Adults: Challenges and Potential Robyn I. Stone Stone, Robyn I. Mary Harahan Harahan, Mary Alisha Sanders Sanders, Alisha 329

13 State and Federal Policies and Regulations: Intended and Unintended Consequences Robert Newcomer Newcomer, Robert Cristina Flores Flores, Cristina Mauro Hernandez Hernandez, Mauro 351

14 Tomorrow's Assisted Living: Inseparable from the Looming Financial Crisis in Long-term Care Keren Brown Wilson Wilson, Keren Brown 379

15 Assisted Living: What It Should Be and Why Larry Polivka Polivka, Larry Jennifer R. Salmon Salmon, Jennifer R. 397

Index 419

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