AL more likely to offer 5 of 7 services over adult day centers: CDC

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Five services more often are offered by assisted living communities and similar residential care communities than by adult day services centers, according to an article in a recent issue of “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The “QuickStats” information comes from the 2014 edition of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.

Pharmacy services were offered at 82% of assisted living communities versus 27% of adult day services centers.

Transportation for social activities was offered at 79% of assisted living communities versus 69% of adult day services centers.

Physical, occupational or speech therapy was offered at 69% of assisted living communities versus 49% of adult day services centers.

Hospice care was offered at 62% of assisted living communities versus 12% of adult day services centers.

Mental health services were offered at 52% of assisted living communities versus 33% of adult day services centers.

Adult day services centers were more likely to provide two services that the CDC measured, however.

Skilled nursing was offered by 66% of adult day services centers versus by 59% of assisted living communities, and social work services were offered by 52% of adult day services centers versus 48% of assisted living communities.

For additional information about services offered by assisted living communities and characteristics of assisted living residents, see these articles:

CDC report details assisted living community characteristics

CDC report details characteristics of assisted living residents

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