Senior Housing

Go Green: Adding Green Spaces to Skilled Nursing Offers Bouquet of Benefits
, Senior Housing

 Spending time in nature has been shown to benefit well-being; however, some older adults are unable to get outdoors. Researchers investigated how bringing the outdoors…

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Tune It up, Tune It down: Tuned Lighting & Nursing Home Residents’ Sleep Quality
, Senior Housing

Innovations in lighting technology have led to the implementation of tuned lighting, which automatically adjusts color and intensity to provide a more natural cycle of…

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Group Therapy: Partnership Provides Counseling Services for Life Plan Community Residents
, Senior Housing

Life Plan Community residents may benefit from access to counseling services, but these services are not always readily available. A study in Seniors Housing &…

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Shelter from the Storm: How Assisted Living Communities Protect Residents in a Hurricane
, Senior Housing

Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida in September 2017, was one of the most intense tropical storms to hit the region. A Seniors Housing…

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Is Your Workplace Bad for Older Employees’ Health?
, Senior Housing

Age-related stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace are all too common. In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers…

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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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