SCSU Life and Death in Assisted Living Questions

part 1

Video: Life and Death in Assisted Living (Frontline 2013, 53:40)

"Life and Death in Assisted Living" aired in 2013 as a documentary/expose on assisted living facilities. After watching the video, please consider the following:

(1) What did you learn about ALFs from this video that was positive?
(2) What did you find most disturbing about ALFs from this video? Why?
(3) How does this video "match" your own personal experiences with Assisted Living Facilities?
(4) How does this video differ your own personal experiences with Assisted Living Facilities?
(5) Based on your readings, experiences, etc - what has changed in Assisted Living since this video aired in 2013? part 2

ASSISTED LIVING IN MINNESOTA (Assistedliving.org)

Regardless of field or profession, one of the most important skills you can learn is how to "keep up" with changes after you are out of school. Keeping track of senior housing policy is a good example of this - where policies can vary between states and are often changing. The MN Assisted Living Licensure (above) is one such example.

(1) Consider your current/future field: What can you do to stay current on the research, policies, etc?

part 3

Based on the materials for this week, define, compare and contrast "Assisted Living", "Multi-Level Care" and "CCRCs"

  • How are they alike?
  • How are they different?
  • Who is more/less likely to live a CCRC?
  • Which, if any, would you prefer to live in? Why?