Campus & Community

Mass. lags on homes for assisted living

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The Boston Globe

Assisted living has rapidly emerged over the past decade as the long-term care of choice for older Americans, but a Harvard Medical School study reveals that in Massachusetts, this type of housing is far less available than it is nationwide.

The research, published today in the journal Health Affairs, also finds that assisted-living facilities – one of the fastest-growing forms of senior housing because they offer more privacy, freedom, and flexibility than nursing homes – are disproportionately located in more upscale areas…

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