Senior Housing

Drug Problem: Prevalence of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Assisted Living
, Senior Housing

Dementia-related behaviors can be difficult for care staff to address. An article in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated the prevalence of off-label antipsychotic medication…

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Want to Slow Nursing Assistant Turnover? Change Your Culture.
, Senior Housing

High staff turnover in nursing homes is costly and linked to lower quality of care. In a study that won a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research…

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Moving Force: Housing Costs May Influence Moves to Nursing Homes
, Senior Housing

Some studies suggest that high rents and a lack of housing are forces that push older adults to move to nursing homes. In a recent…

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Light Reading: Can Bright Light Therapy Improve Residents’ Well-Being?
, Senior Housing

Spending more time indoors, declining vision, and other age-related changes are suspected to contribute to alterations in senior living residents’ internal clocks, or circadian rhythms.…

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HIIT the Mark: Nursing Home Residents Benefit from High-Intensity Interval Training
, Senior Housing

Regular physical activity has numerous health benefits, but different types of exercise may have different benefits for older adults. Researchers investigated the potential for high-intensity…

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What Happens When Residents Design Their Community’s Social Programming
, Senior Housing

A recent study investigated how to implement resident-led social programs in low-income senior housing. The researchers started a program in 10 low-income 55+ communities in…

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At Your Service: The Impact of Services in Senior Living on Resident Well-Being
, Senior Housing

A study in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated how the availability and use of various services in their senior living community impacted residents’ well-being.…

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Who’s Who in Today’s Assisted Living/Nursing Home Workforce
, Senior Housing

The assisted living and direct care workforce is evolving. A recent study identifies important demographic shifts that may help guide recruitment efforts. Using data from…

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Space Exploration: How Nursing Homes Utilize Space to Improve Person-Centered Care
, Senior Housing

Newly constructed buildings often incorporate the latest design trends to better support resident wellness, leaving older buildings apparently limited in their ability to do this.…

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Which Care Setting Has the Best Record for Hospitalizations? You Might Be Surprised
, Senior Housing

Falls, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits are important indicators of care in residential care communities. A recent study investigated how dementia special care units compare…

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Exploring Inner Space: Assisted Living Residents’ Perceptions of Shrinking Space
, Senior Housing

The transition to assisted living is accompanied by many changes for residents. One study investigated residents’ positive and negative perceptions of shrinking space as they…

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Bringing the Outdoors In: How Indoor Nature Benefits Senior Living Residents
, Senior Housing

Experiencing and interacting with nature can have profound effects on well-being, but what are the best ways for senior living providers to offer nature interventions…

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