Senior Housing

To Make a Living Wage in LA: Los Angeles Assisted Living Communities Impacted by New Minimum Wage Ordinance
, Senior Housing

A new regulation is requiring health care providers in Los Angeles to redirect profits toward worker wages. McKnight Senior Living reports that assisted living communities…

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Living Together to Live Independently: How Assisted Living Communities Can Promote Aging In Place
, Senior Housing

Given the natural decline in health that comes with aging, some older adults eventually require additional care provided by nursing homes or assisted living facilities.…

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Why Is My Caregiver Beeping? The Role of Robots in Sharing Care Responsibilities
, Senior Housing

As the global population ages, the number of older adults in need is growing faster than the number of skilled nursing providers available for support.…

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TRENDING NOW: Cohousing Options for Older Adults
, Senior Housing

An emerging housing model is being presented to older adults as an alternative to standard housing. Newsday reports on a trend that may affect people…

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Mall Things Considered: Converting Vacant Shopping Centers to Memory Support Communities
, Senior Housing

Shopping malls in the US have been struggling to remain open in recent years, and this has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. European countries…

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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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