Aging & Wellness

Video Evidence of Falls in LTC: Loss of Balance, Tripping Cause More Falls than Slipping
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operations, Senior Housing, Technology

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and about half of older adults in long-term care (LTC) experience a fall in any…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Predicting Nursing Home Demand
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Development & Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Being able to predict short- and long-term demand for nursing home care is important for the industry and for policy makers. This article reports on…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Brief Intervention to Improve Psychological Fitness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

A pilot study involving 96 members of a retirement community tested the efficacy of a brief intervention to improve psychological skills in order to improve…

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The “New” American Family: Implications for Retirement, Finances, and Future Care
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

What was once considered the “traditional” American family consisting of a married couple with children is no longer the norm. According to the 2010 Census,…

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Best Cities for Successful Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

In an effort to improve the lives of aging Americans, the Milken Institute has assembled a listing of the Best Cities in America for successful…

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Health Behavior Change Following Chronic Illness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, cerebral vascular disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are considered preventable because they are substantially influenced by modifiable behaviors such…

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The Independent Living Report
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

A comprehensive study about how and why older adults choose independent living. This detailed 116 page study, conducted by Dr. Margaret Wylde of ProMatura Group…

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Senior Living for the Next Generation Volumes I & II
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Senior Living for the Next Generation, Volume I – A View Through the Lens of the Experienced Adult Child marks the first release of a…

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Engaged as We Age
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Many of today’s older adults are re-inventing how they become or remain engaged with work, volunteer activities, education and other learning activities, and caregiving for…

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Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Growing
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Each quarter since its inception in 2008 the National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) is used to measure builder confidence in…

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The Link Between Physical Health & Psychological Well-Being Among Recently Bereaved Spouses
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

One of the most distressing of life events is experiencing the death of a spouse.  The health detriments associated with widowhood are well-documented. Surviving spouses…

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Identifying & Addressing Social Isolation
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Social isolation is a significant and widespread problem, with a variety of health consequences. A recent paper in the Journal of Primary Prevention reviews the…

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