Saturday, 31st December 2011
Residential Care Facilities: A Key Sector in the Spectrum of Long-term Care Providers in the United States
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
From the publication web page:
Residential care facilities (RCFs)—such as assisted living facilities and personal care homes—provide housing and supportive services to persons who cannot live independently but generally do not require the skilled level of care provided by nursing homes. RCFs are not federally regulated, and state approaches to RCF regulation vary widely. The ability to provide a comprehensive picture of the long-term care (LTC) industry has been hampered by the lack of data on RCFs. Previous estimates of the size of the RCF sector varied depending on how RCFs were defined. Using data from the first nationally representative survey of RCFs with four or more beds, this report presents national estimates of RCFs and compares characteristics and services by facility size.
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By Peggy Garvin
Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
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