2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Functional Independence & Satisfaction with Assisted Living

Providers of assisted living (AL) serve residents by balancing their need for support and their desire for independence. It is important for AL providers to understand how residents’ functional independence influences their overall satisfaction. An analysis of Press Ganey and Associates’ Assisted Living Survey found that while satisfaction with caregivers and activities, as well as self-related health, were positively associated with overall satisfaction, independence with IADL was surprisingly associated with lower overall satisfaction.


Abrahamson K, Bradley DB, Morgan KH, and Fulton BR. Does functional independence influence satisfaction among assisted living residents? Seniors Housing & Care Journal; (2012). 20(1).

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) and the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging are bringing open access to the Seniors Housing & Care Journal in 2012, making all the articles accessible to all, free of charge. To download the articles from the 2012 journal, please visit the NIC’s website.

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