Common Bond Communities (CBC) is a nonprofit organization that provides housing for low-income individuals and families. CBC utilized the Live Well at Home-Rapid Screen (LWAH-RS) to identify the risks for nursing home admission or assisted living entry among housing residents aged 60 or above. Drawing data from 842 assessments, we studied how well the LWAH-RS predicted moves to nursing homes or assisted living settings. Cox regression models showed that the LWAH-RS did predict which residents would move to a care setting. Every 1-point higher in the LWAH-RS assessment score was associated with a 38% higher risk of moving to a higher-level care facility due to health issues. Given this demonstrated predictive validity in a real-world setting, we suggest more systematic approaches for housing practitioners to combat low assessment completion rates and unclear protocols for actions based on the scores.
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- assisted living facilities
- long-term care
- Nursing home
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