By: Alyssa Gerace for ALFA Update

As the assisted living resident demographic changes toward higher age and acuity, senior living providers are shifting care models with a clinical focus to accommodate emerging needs.

A majority of assisted living residents are female, 85 or older, and need help with at least one activity of daily living (ADL), according to the CDC’s 2010 National Survey of Residential Care FacilitiesLink Icon. Nearly 40% need help with three or more ADLs.

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