This week’s (August 10, 2012) edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), includes this informative graphic depicting the ten most common chronic conditions among people who live in residential care communities. Below the image I’ve pasted in a paragraph defining residential facilities as they are used in this survey.
Included are residential care facilities; assisted living residences; board and care homes; congregate care enriched housing programs; homes for the aged; personal care homes; and shared housing establishments that are licensed, registered, listed, certified, or otherwise regulated by a state. Eligibility also requires that these communities offer help with personal care or health-related services, provide two meals a day, around-the-clock supervision, and serve an adult population. Residences licensed to serve exclusively persons with mental illness, mental retardation, or developmental disabilities are ineligible.