Senior Housing

As-Needed Medication in Dementia Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

“Pro re nata” medications (PRN)—that is,medications that are administered on an as-needed basis—are an important component of medical care in assisted living (AL) residences. Within…

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Building Evidence for Dementia Prevention
, Aging & Wellness, Operational Resources, Research Methodology & Theory, Senior Housing

As was the case in 2010 when the National Institutes of Health issued a consensus statement on the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, there…

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Evidence for the Patient-Centered Model of Care
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

A recent brief in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that the patient-centered model is gaining international evidence and support. The brief cites…

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Real Estate Valuation of Senior Living Facilities
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing, Valuation

Commercial real estate appraisers have tough jobs. Beyond having to possess expertise in the details of property valuation, they must also have a keen understanding…

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Translating Research for Family Caregivers
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

There is much research evidence for new practices of dementia care, specifically, innovative psychosocial treatments that manage cognitive and emotional symptoms often accompanying dementia. These…

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Communication Skills Training for Geriatric Doctors
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Communication is a key skill geriatric doctors must have. Families of older adults must understand complex concepts such as cognitive and functional decline and often…

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Computerized Drug Alerts Can Reduce Harmful Side Effects
, Operational Resources, Risk Management, Senior Housing

The use of psychotropic drugs—such as antidepressants and benzodiazepines—is a significant risk factor for falls, increasing the risk by about 50 percent. These drugs are…

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2012 Assisted Living and Continuing Care Retirement Community State Regulatory Handbook
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

This collaborative effort between the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) and Leading Age (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) features easy-to-use…

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Older Adults with Disabilities Can Age Well in Place
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Around 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults in the United States have some form of disability that interferes with their capacity to function within their…

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Significant Findings from First-Ever National Survey of CCRC Residents’ Families
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

In 2011, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Ziegler, and Brecht Associates, Inc. partnered to conduct the first-ever national survey of family members of residents living…

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Costs of Informal Caregiving
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

A recent health policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has culled noteworthy data regarding informal caregivers from the 2009 California Health…

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Assessing Pain in Dementia Patients
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Individuals with moderate-to-severe dementia have difficulty in reporting pain to caregivers and other care providers. Because of this, a number of observational pain assessment measures…

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