A National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Final Summary Report. A. Study Purpose


The overall purpose of the study was to learn about the role ALFs play in providing a residential setting and supportive long-term care services to the elderly. The specific objectives of this telephone survey were to:

  • Determine the size and nature of the supply of ALFs;

  • Describe the basic characteristics of the assisted living industry particularly in terms of the services, accommodations and basic price;

  • Begin examining the extent to which the existing supply of facilities embodies the key philosophical tenets of assisted living; and

  • Identify facilities for subsequent, more extensive data collection.

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