Lum, H., Mody, L., Levy, C., and Ginde, A. (2014). Pandemic Influenza Plans in Residential Care Facilities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 62(7):1310-1316.
The authors conducted a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of the pandemic influenza planning of 2,294 assisted living facilities and personal care homes. They found that more than half did not have a pandemic influenza plan. Facilities that were small, for-profit, and non-chain-affiliated were less likely to have a plan while those with higher staff vaccination rates were more likely to have a plan.