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CCRC Residents Significantly Safer Study

March 2, 2023

There are significant results in a study that has just been completed regarding safety of older adults in different living settings. Results are worth reading!

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Blue Pen beside checklistSAN DIEGO—Residents of continuing care retirement communities were “significantly safer” from dying from COVID-19 than were older adults living in noncongregate residential settings in the greater community — and independent living, assisted living and memory care residents were as safe or almost as safe as those living in the greater community — once COVID-19 vaccines became available.

That’s the key finding from new research funded by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care and conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. NIC Chief Economist and Director of Outreach Beth Burnham Mace called the news “pretty big.”

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