The Aging-In-Place Disparity in California’s RCFEs: Medical Needs in Non-Medical Facilities?, by Christina L. Selder, M.S. & Christine M. Murphy, M.S.Presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific Meeting (Social Research, Policy & Practice) on November 20-24, 2013
Purpose: The vast majority of older adults (90%) report a preference to age-in-place and research has identified the value of older persons remaining in the same place till the end-of-life. Aging-in-place has become an integral component of the philosophy and promise of the assisted living (AL) industry. CARR’s ongoing public record research suggests that California’s policy and practices are creating an increased risk for older adults who choose to remain in assisted living facilities (ALF) and age-in-place. CARR’s study examined the conceptual intersection where medical needs, non-medical facilities, and California’s AL regulations come together.