Quality Assisted Living: Informing Practice Through Research
This book uniquely explores the lives of those who inhabit assisted living facilities, seeking to understand and evaluate their perceived ideas of what constitutes quality of life. It provides results from a National Institute on Aging-funded study that gathered information from not only residents, but also staff and family members, to help better understand how quality of life should be conceived and evaluated. The volume provides concrete suggestions for reframing problems in order to find better solutions. Plentiful stories and quotations are used to identity those elements of assisted living that are most conducive to a satisfying quality of life. The authors also address how this research has led to a consideration of quality as a process rather than as a single condition.