Senior Housing

Social Standing: Examining Social Hierarchies within Assisted Living Communities
, Senior Housing

Researchers have long established how social standing within communities can impact life quality. As residents within Assisted Living Communities (ALCs) engage with other residents and…

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Attitude Adjustment: Video-Based Training Addresses Ageism in Senior Living Staff
, Senior Housing

Decades of research demonstrate a link between ageist attitudes and behaviors and both physical and mental health outcomes. While there has been little evidence that…

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Studying a New Way to Train: Dementia-Focused Microlearning for Nursing Home Staff
, Senior Housing

Dementia training has a new format. Microlearning sessions are intended to allow users to learn at their own pace, while building on and reviewing material…

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Retention Attention: A Close Look at Workforce Retention in Assisted Living & Nursing Homes
, Senior Housing

Research suggests higher retention of direct care workers is related to better care quality in nursing homes; however, retention rates are much lower in nursing…

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Aging in a Small Town: Are Rural Communities Prepared for Older Citizens to Age in Place?
, Senior Housing

Many senior living organizations assess residents’ satisfaction with their senior living community; however, many older adults who choose to age in place do not have…

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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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