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Disability may be on the rise again after 20-year decline
Date:12/22/2009

erly adults living in nursing homes. The American Community Survey did not include those living in group homes.

"People are less likely to go to a nursing home compared to 20 years ago," said Fuller-Thomson. "Today, there are more options, such that only those with the most serious physical health problems, and lack of alternatives, go to long-term care facilities."

"Other studies need to be conducted to confirm our findings of an increase, but what does seem evident is that the 20-year decline in disability rates may be ending," said Fuller-Thomson.


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