Assisted Living

Sobering Realities

By Benyamin Schwarz

© 2001 – Routledge

142 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780789014443
pub: 2001-11-26
Hardback: 9780789014436
pub: 2001-12-18

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About the Book

Learn how to make elder housing more homelike!

Taking an incisive look at assisted living for the elderly, Assisted Living: Sobering Realities is an important book for the professionals who work with aging Americans and their families. This vital book provides a multidisciplinary overview of the world of assisted living for older Americans. With unique insight and a keen clinical perspective, Assisted Living examines a variety of topics: the dilemma of aging in place, the realities of end-of-life care, and the ins and outs of residential care supply. Easy-to-read graphs and charts make the data user-friendly.

This book delivers current information on:

  • the housing needs of elderly renters, with case studies of 109 residents in two facilities
  • the need for improved housing and services for low-income elderly, providing an overview of how successful facilities take a comprehensive approach in linking low-income elders with community-based services
  • the advantages and disadvantages of residential care facilities
  • research about aging in place from providers and residents’ perspectives
  • the unmet needs of the elderly who qualify for housing assistance
  • how visitation patterns affect the overall satisfaction and quality of life of assisted living residents

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. How Long Can I Stay?: The Dilemma of Aging in Place in Assisted Living
  • Chapter 2. Residents in Assisted Living Facilities and Visitation Patterns
  • Chapter 3. Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: Toward Understanding Their Place in Community-Based Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 4. Residential Care Supply and Nursing Home Case Mix
  • Chapter 5. Impacts of Profit Status of Assisted Living Facilities
  • Chapter 6. A Framework for Understanding Homelike Character in the Context of Assisted Living Housing
  • Chapter 7. Linking Housing and Services for Low-Income Elderly: Lessons from 1994 Best Practice Award Winners
  • Chapter 8. Exploring the Housing Assistance Needs of Elderly Renters
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology