Talk:Assisted living

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Specialist EAL facilities[edit]

I added a {{Fact}} tag to the statement in Assisted living "Specialist EAL facilities covering the sexual needs of the elderly and others offering euthanasia plans have been opened at various offshore facilities, usually on pacific islands with temperate climates." This subject sounds very interesting, but I can't find a source anywhere. Also, what is "EAL"? Can't find that either, is it a business name? Thanks. --CliffC 20:59, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Sorry for the acronym, I should have clarified EAL is "Extended Assisted Living" (I dont think it really needs a seperate article). The {{Fact}} tag is fair since you probably wont find references to this on the web. These businesses tend to be referral only. Please note that I read about this in a Japanese magazine which cited a "privately circulated gerontology journal". I had no intention of posting original research.
Thanks; to my suspicious mind it looked like the article was being set up to eventually host a commercial link. --CliffC 12:56, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

ASSISTED LIVING[edit]

I SUGGEST THIS BE MAINTAINED AS A CATEGORY. I CAME ACROSS THE TERM AND CAME LOOKING FOR A DEFINITION. I WOULD NOT HAVE FOUND THE INFORMATION NEEDED IF IT HAD BEEN MERGED WITH RETIREMENT FACILITIES. ALSO, IT SEEMS THAT AL IS NOW BEING REFERRED TO A SITUATION WHERE TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP EXTEND HOME LIVING.

Assisted living facilities are not retirement homes, nor are they nursing homes. I am a part-owner of an assisted living facility and I can tell you that the requirements of each of these facilities are not only different, they are recognizably different under state and federal law in the United States, as well as the services they provide. It would be wrong to list this subject under retirement homes or nursing homes, it is a separate category in it's own right and should be kept that way. Phaldor 16:14, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Assisted living is considered a "form" of retirement home, which includes a wide number of options available to consumers today depending on the need of the senior. The term is being used much more often as more assisted living facilities open and offer services different from a nursing home/skilled nursing center and your traditional independent living/retirement home communities. Please keep in separate.

Sections[edit]

I've added sections, but they probably need some work from someone with more information on this subject. - Moreno fairy 04:17, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Assisted living in Texas also covers Residential Care Homes, sometimes called personal care homes. These homes are usually a single family home adjusted for the needs of the elderly/handicapped, and usually have fewer residents. If the home has more than 3 residents, they must be licensed with the Texas Dept of Aging and Disability, and comply with many of the same rules and regulations as a nursing home. These homes usually cost about half the price of a nursing home, with the main difference being that they do not provide a nurse 24 hours a day. The caregivers have to be trained but do not have to be state certified. Residents must not require 24 hour nursing when admitted, but may remain at the home if their condition deteriorates after admission (aging in place). They are also eligible for home health-nurses, physical/occupational therapists and hospice, which medicare will pay for with a doctor's order. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tj31140 (talkcontribs) 12:25, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

"ambient assisted living"[edit]

Please see the discussion over here regarding Speedy Deletion of the Ambient Assisted Living page and integration of any useful remnants (if any) over into this article here. Kikodawgzzz (talk) 15:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

AAL has been a main research topic in Europe for the last few years and should, therefore be kept as an entry of its own. Alex Gerber (talk) 14:23, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Being a fixed phrase, shoul "AAL" not be written with capital letters in the headline? Alex Gerber (talk) 14:23, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree that it should remain as its own page. I would remove tag if that is not challenged soon. Andreas FhG (talk) 17:12, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

thx Alex Gerber (talk) 11:38, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

There is also an elaborated German version with many references: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambient_Assisted_Living --137.251.190.147 (talk) 12:52, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Life and Death in Assisted Living[edit]

Frontline (U.S. TV series) will be running Life and Death in Assisted Living on Tuesday July 30th: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/pressroom/frontline-propublica-investigate-assisted-living-in-america/ I am sure the program will have information that is of interest to this page. XOttawahitech (talk) 18:57, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

I am glad that there is a good popular media source on this topic. Thanks for sharing. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:04, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
I found a "text version" of this series at http://www.propublica.org/series/life-and-death-in-assisted-living/ - this would probably be more useful to us as a more easily citable and verifiable source than a tv series. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:22, 10 August 2013 (UTC)