Operational Resources

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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2011 Seniors Housing Industry Executive Compensation Report
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This new 125-page report was produced for ASHA by Christenson Advisors, and provides seniors housing professionals with current information on key organization metrics and compensation…

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ADA Encourages Less-Restrictive Diet Options for Older Adults in Health Care Communities
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

“Food nourishes the spirit as well as the body.” That might sound like something you’d hear from your favorite, and not quite diet-friendly, restaurant, but…

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Reviewing Patient Centered Medical Home Demonstration Projects
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers at Harvard Medical School recently published a review of Patient Medical Home Demonstration projects (PCMH) that have been occurring throughout the country. The goal…

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Person Centered Care: An Important Part of Health Reform Initiatives
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

In Long Term Care, the buzzword for some time has been about Person Centered Care (PCC). Now PCC practices (outlined here) are catching on as…

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From Clinical Care Facilities to Person-Centered Homes: Is Continued Change Possible?
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Thanks to a broad coalition of resident advocates, human services organizations, and nursing professionals, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act marked what we may even…

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Evaluating Employee Turnover in Home and Hospice Care
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

The number of home and community based services for older adults have grown tremendously over the past 20 years. This has occurred because of a…

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The Factors Driving Staff Burnout in Long Term Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers in Virginia recently conducted a study of assisted living facilities in their area in order to understand worker burnout. Despite a lot of research…

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Long Term Care Providers Should Pay Attention to Link between Sleep Disorder and Activities
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Sleep disorders often signal underlying diseases in older adults. Because of this, sleep disorders are very common in long term care residences. Research suggests that…

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The Impact of Home Health Compare on Home Health Care Quality
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

New research indicates that significant quality improvements have resulted from the reporting initiative in the Medicare program, Home Health Compare (HHC). Researchers at Penn State…

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The Workforce Development Role of Community Colleges for Home and Community Based Services
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

The growth of the older adult population is placing pressure on a number of professions. The magnitude of this pressure will be immense for home…

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Congressional Budget Office’s Report on Health Care Reform Bill
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their report on the budgetary impact of the major health care form bills recently passed by the House of…

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