Older adults in assisted living facilities are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus because of how quickly it can spread in close-knit settings. This data slice aims to advocate for the health and safety of older adults and features an interactive map showing the saturation of assisted living facilities in New York State.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, older adults, assisted living, spatial distribution
Emergency and Disaster Management | Gerontology | Place and Environment
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The authors would like to thank SU Maxwell PhD student Chad Chambers; Professor Shannon Monnat; and the Lerner Center staff.
Helander, Mary and Pendergrast, Claire, "New York State’s Older Adults in Assisted Living Facilities Need All of Us to Help Them Avoid the Coronavirus" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 62.
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