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Journal Statement Makes Assisted Living Recommendations

new consensus statement from the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network Open summarizes 43 recommendations to improve medical and mental health care in assisted living facilities. 183 recommendations were considered and 43 were ultimately judged to be both important and feasible. Among the most strongly recommended items were staff training on person-centered care and informing responsible parties of a resident’s change in condition. The statement demonstrates that assisted living facilities provide a great deal of medical and mental health care services but there is significant room for improved quantity and quality of those services.
(posted October 3, 2022)