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ASSISTED LIVING: The Model for Person-Centered Long Term Care
Date:7/23/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The model for person-centered long term care can be found in assisted living communities according to testimony submitted today to the US Senate Special Committee on Aging.

"Assisted living is a philosophy of care that embraces choice, independence and the opportunity for seniors to live enriching lives with dignity, respect and privacy," said Richard Grimes, the President and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America, in testimony on the need and value of person-centered long term care for American seniors.

The nation's leading assisted living association told the Committee that assisted living has become the fastest growing long term care option in the United States because it puts the individual first.

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-Pa) called the hearing to explore reforms needed to create a system of health care and long term care for elders that is "person-centered." The Committee will hear testimony on new nursing home models. Nursing homes provide round the clock nursing care while assisted living communities provide assistance in the activities of daily life, such as bathing and dressing, so frail seniors can continue to live independently in their own rooms and apartments. Assisted living is also cost-effective at about half the cost of nursing home care.

"We commend Senator Casey for recognizing that person or resident-centered care should be the goal of all long term care providers," said Grimes. "The rapid growth and popularity of professionally managed assisted living communities proves that this approach enhances the quality of life for seniors."

In his testimony, Grimes said that assisted living is, by definition, a person or resident centered alternative to institutional care. Consumer surveys of assisted living providers, including those conducted by state regulators, repeatedly show satisfaction rates of more than 90 percent.

ALFA's complete statement can be found at http://www.alfa.org.

The Assisted Living Federation of America is the largest national association serving companies operating professionally managed assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA is the voice for senior living and advocates for informed choice, quality care and accessibility for all Americans needing assistance for long term care.


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