Resident Quality of Life Report

Assisted Living’s Positive Impact on Quality of Life

ProMatura, a global market research firm, has concluded a first-of-its-kind study of Assisted Living residents and family members that details the impact this popular care model is having on the lives of California’s seniors.

“This study is key to our understanding of how residents are benefitting from the Assisted Living environment as they enter a new phase of life,” said Dr. Margaret Wylde, PhD, ProMatura’s President and CEO. “Significantly, the study makes it clear that, even as residents face the physical challenges of aging, they can—and do—enjoy a good quality of life when they feel safe, have control in their lives, are recognized and part of a caring community.”

The study, commissioned by CALA, was based on responses to questions that were identity- and life-based rather than event-based. Questions were designed to determine whether residents felt a sense of belonging, and whether or not they experienced a sense of control over their lives. Belonging and control, according to researchers, create the most telling picture of the role Assisted living is playing in a senior’s quality of life. The results were compiled during February 2016 from 8,312 California Assisted Living resident and family members, representing 228 CALA-member communities ranging in size from less than 50 units to more than 125 units.

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The evidence is clear: Assisted Living has a beneficial effect on residents’ quality of life, and a majority of residents and family members would recommend their community to a friend. Now you can use this compelling data to help prospects overcome barriers to decision-making.

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