QuickStats: Percentage* of Residential Care Communities† Engaged in Selected End-of-Life and Bereavement Care Practices§ — National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, United States, 2018
Weekly / September 24, 2021 / 70(38);1356
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Abbreviation: RCC = residential care community.
* 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† RCCs and similar assisted living communities are state-regulated, provide services in noninstitutional home-like settings, and are staffed around the clock to provide supervision and assistance with personal care to adults.
§ Based on RCCs that answered “often” or “almost always” to the question, “How often do you engage in the following practices when a resident is dying or has died: rarely, sometimes, often, or almost always?”
In 2018, when a resident was dying or died, 82% of RCCs documented residents’ family, religious, or cultural preferences in their care plans, 79.9% discussed residents’ spiritual needs with them, 65.1% publicly honored deceased residents in the RCC, and 59.5% offered bereavement services to staff members and residents.
Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/npals/index.htm
Reported by: Jessica Penn Lendon, PhD, 301-458-4714, email@example.com; Christine Caffrey, PhD; Denys T. Lau, PhD.
For more information about this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/advancecareplanning.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities Engaged in Selected End-of-Life and Bereavement Care Practices — National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1356. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7038a7external icon.
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