Sunday, January 10, 2010
Access to Assisted Living Facilities Limited for Low Income, Minorities and People Living in Rural Communities
A new Harvard study shows that assisted living facilities are disproportionately located in areas where people have higher levels of income and education and where home values are higher. The first nationwide county-level analysis of supportive housing was published January 5 in the journal Health Affairs. According to this study, low-income people, minorities, and people living in rural areas have relatively little access to this housing and long-term care option.