This volume provides an in-depth look at the people who staff assisted living facilities, the tasks they perform, and the environments in which they work. As the population of the United States ages, increasing numbers of frail older persons are choosing assisted living as a means of maintaining independence and delaying or avoiding admission to a nursing home. But assisted living workers--mostly women and minorities--are already in short supply and their numbers are shrinking. The work generally pays substandard wages. It ...

Frontline Workers in Assisted Living 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801894930

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