New law ensures better care in assisted living facilities

North Carolina passes law that ensures caregiver trainingAssisted living is not something that many people want to think about until they are forced to broach the subject. However, it may put a lot of minds at ease that there is a new law in North Carolina that requires individuals who work in these facilities to receive more training, according to the Charolette Observer.

These caregivers will have to be trained in infection control by the end of 2012, and by the end of 2013, medical technicians will complete their training before they see or treat a resident of the facility, according to the news source. This is especially important as the massive baby boomer generation reaches retirement.

According to the Prairie Business, there are several assisted living and retirement places that are targeted to seniors who want to live an active lifestyle as they enter this stage in their life. One of the retirees explained that just because they weren't going to work anymore, it did not mean they didn't want to give up on all their hobbies and activities.