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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.

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15 percent of off-label antipsychotic use in assisted living may be inappropriate, but nursing home reduction efforts have effect: study

The rate of potentially inappropriate prescribing of drugs in assisted living is 15% for antipsychotics and 21% for antianxiety medications, according to the authors of a new study published in JAMDA, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. But the increased focus on reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes has affected affiliated assisted living communities, the researchers found.

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Assisted, independent living move-in rates reached record post-pandemic highs in June: NIC

Move-ins outpaced move-outs in all three senior living segments — independent living, assisted living, and memory care — for four consecutive months from March through June of this year, showing continued improvement. That’s according to the latest monthly data from National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care’s NIC MAP Data Service, powered by NIC MAP Vision.

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