Assisted Living

More than 900,000 Americans now live in assisted living facilities and that number is expected to double by 2030. We are an aging population; in fact, the U.S. Census Bureau has forecast that the number of people between the ages of 65-84 will increase by almost 40% between 2010 and 2020. Given these statistics, it is vitally important to understand how to best care for seniors in assisted living facilities.

In 2005, INQRI launched with an initial focus on patients in acute care settings. However, to ensure that the program would produce results that could be used to widely benefit health care consumers, the focus was expanded. In its third funding cycle, INQRI began accepting proposals that would focus on nursing care across settings. This shift allowed the program to address issues in assisted living settings, long term care facilities, and in community-based programs.

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