Dying in Place: Factors Associated with Hospice Use in Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities in Oregon
Journal of Aging and Environment
Hospice use among assisted living residents may support aging in place. A cross-sectional survey was used to characterize variation in the health and personal care needs of Oregon assisted living and residential care (AL/RC) residents who did and did not receive hospice services. All AL communities licensed in Oregon as of fall 2019 were asked to answer questions about three randomly selected residents. A final sample of 998 residents was included in the analysis. Multiple variable logistic regression was used to examine associations between resident- and community-level characteristics and hospice use. While hospice services provide supplemental support for AL residents’ end-of-life process, our findings show that residents often receive continued assistance from AL staff as their condition deteriorates.
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Bucy, T., Carder, P., & Tunalilar, O. (2022). Dying in Place: Factors Associated with Hospice Use in Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities in Oregon. Journal of Aging and Environment., 36(4), 339–356. https://doi.org/10.1080/26892618.2021.1942382