Operational Resources

Older Adults with Disabilities Can Age Well in Place
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Around 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults in the United States have some form of disability that interferes with their capacity to function within their…

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Costs of Informal Caregiving
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

A recent health policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has culled noteworthy data regarding informal caregivers from the 2009 California Health…

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Assessing Pain in Dementia Patients
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Individuals with moderate-to-severe dementia have difficulty in reporting pain to caregivers and other care providers. Because of this, a number of observational pain assessment measures…

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Assessing the Quality of Life of People with Dementia: A Marriage of Research, Practice, and Technology
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Researchers and practitioners require reliable and valid methods for measuring the quality of life (QOL) of people with dementia to assess the impact of interventions,…

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Environments to Support Mobility: A Review
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Mobility is crucial to Aging Well, as it enables physical activity, social interaction, and greater community involvement for older adults. While one often thinks of…

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Mather LifeWays Grandparent Program Chosen as National Model
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

In February 2011, Mather LifeWays was one of six non-profits to receive a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote a volunteer-driven…

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Encouraging Safety in Nursing Homes: Organizational Factors
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The term “safety culture” refers to an organization’s commitment to an environment in which adverse events can be discussed openly and productively. In health care…

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Senior Residences in Finland
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Europe is experiencing an increase in its older adult population. In particular, Finland is expected to have the third oldest population in Europe by 2030.…

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Mentally Stimulating Activities Help Battle Apathy in Early-Stage Alzheimer’s
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Apathy affects more than half of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) within the first five years, and is associated with increased functional and cognitive impairment…

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Person-Centered Care May Contribute to Job Satisfaction
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Many studies have shown the benefits of person-centered care for long-term care residents. By emphasizing the value of the patient’s feelings and sense of self…

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Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Online Support Groups for Caregivers
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

As the prevalence of dementia increases, so does the prevalence of unpaid caregiving, as family members need to assume caregiving roles with their loved ones.…

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Aiding Memory Through Cognitive Stimulation
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Scholarship has shown that cognitive stimulation may aid in improving the memory abilities in older adults. For this reason, senior living residences, senior centers, and…

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