A National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Final Summary Report. II. RESULTS OF A NATIONAL SURVEY OF FACILITIES


This section presents a summary of data from a telephone survey of the administrators from a national sample of ALFs across the country. These facilities were selected from a national probability sample of all facilities that met the criteria for inclusion in the study. Thus, the findings are representative of the industry as a whole at the time of the survey in early 1998. As such, they represent the first empirical data on the characteristics of the assisted living industry nationwide based on a representative national sample of facilities.

This section of the report presents the results of a telephone screening of a list of 2,945 places identified as "likely" ALFs and a more extensive survey of a group of 1,251 of those places that met study eligibility criteria. These 1,251 ALFs constituted a nationally representative sample of ALFs.

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