Long-term Care

Financial Well-Being in IL & AL Communities
, Development & Financing, Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing

This paper is the second in a series of four based on the 2011 Residents Financial Survey (RFS) conducted by the Center for Retirement Research…

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California Report: Great Need, Insufficient Means for Long-Term Care
, Development & Financing, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

A survey of registered California voters age 40 and better found that just about half (49 percent) of respondents expect to need long-term care (LTC)…

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Seniors Housing Statistical Handbook, Edition V
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

The Seniors Housing Statistical Handbook, Edition V offers a statistical profile of the market-rate seniors housing industry. Revised and expanded, the 2008 edition focuses on…

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Intentions to Quit Work Among Care Staff
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Researchers from Deakin University (in Melbourne, Australia) have recently completed a study examining contextual and personal factors related to intention to quit among health care…

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Light, Sound, & Other Environmental Factors Influence Quality of Life in Dementia
, Care Quality, Long-term Care

Both the culture change and person-centered care movements have led to an increased emphasis on quality of life and other resident-focused outcomes in dementia care.…

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Internet-Based Training: An Effective Way to Prepare Staff in Responding to Aggressive Residents
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

An individualized Internet training program was recently evaluated to determine its effectiveness in teaching nurse aides in long-term care communities ways to prevent and safely…

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Social Engagement in Assisted Living: Fostering Quality of Life
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Developing patterns of social engagement is a lifelong process that begins at birth and evolves as we age. What happens to the process as we…

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Sleep Education in Dementia Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Sleep disturbances are a major impediment to quality of life in all dementia care settings, as they contribute to cognitive and emotional distress. Sleep disturbances…

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As-Needed Medication in Dementia Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

“Pro re nata” medications (PRN)—that is,medications that are administered on an as-needed basis—are an important component of medical care in assisted living (AL) residences. Within…

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New National Survey of Family Members of CCRC Residents
, Long-term Care, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

What are family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) thinking about or planning for regarding their own future lifestyle and health…

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Understanding How Nursing Home Quality is Measured
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Public Health experts from the University of Pittsburgh published an article outlining the history of nursing home quality measurement. The article was the feature article…

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The State of Seniors Housing 2011
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This research report on seniors housing operational performance includes data from over 1,700 senior apartments, independent living communities, assisted living residences and continuing care retirement…

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