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New CDC profile shares demographics of assisted living residents

Bathing, walking and dressing are the most common activities of daily living that residents of assisted living or similar residential communities need help with, according to a new data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The report sheds light on the characteristics of the 918,700 residents in those communities who received long-term care services as of 2018.

Family availability impacts formal, informal dementia care

“The development of a care system that integrates informal with formal care has been considered essential for a sustainable healthcare system, especially one providing dementia care,” the authors wrote. “To develop such a system, policy makers should understand how the availability of spouses and adult children translates into actual care for adults with dementia.”

Pandemic may cause increase in need for LTC for people living with dementia

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could cause a significant rise in the number of people living with dementia, according to a group representing more than 100 Alzheimer’s and dementia associations globally. The increase may result in greater demand for memory care services within long-term care facilities such as memory care communities and skilled nursing facilities.

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