Senior Housing

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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Totally Motivated: Employee Engagement & Resident Satisfaction in Senior Living
, Senior Housing

A survey of over 600 employees and almost 2,000 independent living residents from 29 senior living communities revealed important insights into the relationship between employee…

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What Does Quality of Life Mean to Life Plan Community Residents?
, Senior Housing

Researchers conducted an in-depth case study to investigate what quality of life means to residents of a Life Plan Community. With the help of a…

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TRENDING NOW: Intergenerational Senior Living
, Senior Housing

Intergenerational senior living has been shaping the aging experience for quite a while, but developers today are thinking of new ways to increase the benefits…

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The Loyal Treatment: Resident Loyalty in Life Plan Communities
, Senior Housing

Researchers recently investigated Life Plan Community resident loyalty outcomes from a hospitality perspective. They proposed that a focus on residents’ needs would make the community…

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TRENDING NOW: A Social Cycling Experience for Older Adults
, Senior Housing

A small but growing international trend within the older adult population has been reported by McKnight’s Senior Living and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. A new…

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Caught on Camera: The Different Causes of Falls in Men & Women
, Senior Housing

Most falls-related research has relied on self-reports to identify the cause of a fall, but in a novel study that earned the 2018 gold Mather…

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Huddle Up to LOCK in Resident Engagement
, Senior Housing

A recent study examined how implementing the LOCK model can improve resident engagement and quality of interactions with staff in senior housing. The LOCK model…

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Are You Lonesome Tonight? Comparing Loneliness & Anxiety in Life Plan Communities & Adult Day Care
, Senior Housing

A recent study examined older adults in Life Plan Communities and adult day care centers to compare their levels of loneliness and anxiety about aging.…

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Live and Learn: Administrators-in-Training Live as Residents for a Day
, Senior Housing

As part of their education to become long-term care administrators, 159 undergraduate students participated in a “Resident for a Day” program in which they lived…

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