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Assisted Living: Best Practices Revealed

Published: 2011-06-10 - Updated: 2022-03-11
Author: Caring, LLC | Contact: caring.com
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: Carers - Caregivers Publications

Synopsis: The Caring Checklist, compiled by Caring.com's seasoned experts, includes critical considerations for evaluating assisted living facilities. There are now more than one million seniors in assisted living communities, and that number is expected to double by 2030. According to Caring.com research, 14 percent of family caregivers are caring for a loved one currently living in an assisted living facility, and about 50 percent have searched online for a senior living facility or for in-home care. We're focused on connecting family caregivers to the right resources at the right time, and one way we do that is by offering the most comprehensive coast-to-coast directory and expert guidance for selecting an assisted living community.

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Searching for and selecting the right assisted living facility for aging loved ones can be both time-consuming and overwhelming. There are more than 36,000 assisted living communities nationwide, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America, and the median rate for a private one-bedroom apartment is $2,575 per month, with 86 percent of residents paying from their own finances.

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For help in making such an important housing and financial decision, consumers are turning to Caring.com - the leading online destination for family caregivers - to access facility information, ratings, and reviews in the Web's most comprehensive Senior Living Directory and to get a Caring Checklist for evaluating assisted living providers.

There are now more than one million seniors in assisted living communities, and that number is expected to double by 2030. According to Caring.com research, 14 percent of family caregivers are caring for a loved one currently living in an assisted living facility, and about 50 percent have searched online for a senior living facility or for in-home care.

"We understand the challenge of choosing an assisted living facility, and we've heard from caregivers that firsthand consumer testimonials in ratings and reviews are valuable to their decision-making process," said Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Caring.com. "We're focused on connecting family caregivers to the right resources at the right time, and one way we do that is by offering the most comprehensive coast-to-coast directory and expert guidance for selecting an assisted living community."

Assisted living facilities that have garnered five-star ratings from consumers in Caring.com's directory - which is free and accessible to the public - have been praised for:

The Caring Checklist, compiled by Caring.com's seasoned experts, includes critical considerations for evaluating assisted living facilities, such as:

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