Operational Resources

Participatory Action Research for Culture Change
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The culture change movement brought a much-needed emphasis on the dignity and humanity of those receiving long-term care. Research has identified many outcomes of culture…

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Geriatric Knowledge Among Emergency Nurses
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Adults age 65 and older make up at least 15% of emergency department visits, and they have longer lengths of emergency department stay, as well…

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Establishing a Person-Centered Culture in a VA Nursing Home
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The Veterans Administration has taken up the model of person-centered care, asking administrators throughout its health care system to modify their facilities and train their…

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Can Health Care Reform Expand Patient-Centered Care in Rural Communities?
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The patient-centered model of care is well-regarded as a means to address the needs of older adults with chronic diseases. The patient-centered model is not…

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Incorporating Group Activities and Community/Medical Services in CCRCs
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Katherine Marx and colleagues conducted a multi-year exploratory study of older adults’ participation in group activities and use of community and medical services one year…

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Measuring Person-Centered Caregiving
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Person-centered care has become the dominant model for dementia care in the US and UK. This model emphasizes that older adults who are receiving care…

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: Older Adults with Disabilities Rely on Public Services
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

A recent study and policy note from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Kietzman et al 2011) provides some needed context for discussions about…

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Managing the Transition to Post-Acute and Long Term Care
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Transitions to long-term care, assisted living, and other supportive living options are often made in difficult conditions, under the financial and time pressure that follows…

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Culture Change: Gains for Residents and Providers
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Long-term care communities are undergoing innovative changes in order to improve the quality of life of their residents. “Culture change” is an example of a…

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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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Comparing Resident and Family Opinions about Nursing Home Satisfaction
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Nursing homes routinely survey their residents and family members about their performance. Previously, little was known about how well the opinions of family and residents…

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Commercial MDS Systems Linked to Higher Nursing Home Quality Scores
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Questions about care quality have been raised as more hospitals and skilled nursing residences migrate their paperwork onto computer based information-technologies (IT). Consequentially, researchers have…

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