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Footnotes 1. Hawes, C., C. D. Phillips, and M. Rose. High Service or High Privacy Assisted Living Facilities, Their Residents and Staff: Results from a National Survey, November 2000. 2. Hawes, Phillips, and Rose, 2000. 3. Hawes, Phillips, and Rose, 2000. 4. National Center for Assisted Living, Facts and Trends: The Assisted Living Sourcebook, 2001. 5.5 NCAL, 2001; Hawes, Phillips, and Rose, 2000. 6.6 Phillips, C., C. Hawes, K. Spry, and M. Rose, Residents Leaving Assisted Living: Descriptive and Analytic Results from a National Survey, 2000. 7.7 Tanner, R. “Assisted Living,” 2004. 8.8 Mollica, R., State Assisted Living Policy, 2002. 9.9 O'Brien, El. and R. Elias, Medicaid and Long-Term Care, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, May 2004. 10. NCAL, 2001. 11. Fallis, D. S., “As care declines, cost can be injury, death,” Washington Post, May 23, 2004, page A01; Appleby, J., “Good centers keep elderly active, safe,” USA Today, May 25, 2004, pg. A11; McCoy, K. and J. Appleby, “Many facilities accept people who are too ill,” USA Today, May 27, 2004, p. A06; McCoy, K. and J. Appleby, “Problems with staffing, training can cost lives,” USA Today, May 26, 2004, pg B01. 12. The Assisted Living Workgroup, Assuring Quality in Assisted Living: Guidelines for Federal and State Policy, State Regulations, and Operations. Report to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, April 2003, http://www.alworkgroup.org/. 13. http://www.theceal.org 14. Spillman, B. C., K. Liu, and C. McGilliard, Trends in Residential Long-Term Care: Use of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living and Characteristics of Facilities and Residents, November 2002. Data are from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, 1992 through 1998.


Written by Bernadette Wright, AARP Public Policy Institute
October 2004
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