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2020 May

J Am Med Dir Assoc



Optimizing Quality of Life With Cognitive Impairment: A Study of End-of-Life Care in Assisted Living.


Arneson L, Bender AA, Robert MN, Perkins MM
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 May; 21(5):692-696.
PMID: 31784190.


Assisted living (AL) is an expanding site of end-of-life (EOL) care in the United States. Understanding determinants of quality of life (QoL) for AL residents near EOL is vital to optimize care for this growing population, most of whom have some degree of cognitive impairment (CI). This analysis aimed to identify factors associated with QoL in a diverse sample of AL residents with CI approaching EOL.