Senior Housing

AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2008 Results
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The release of the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report coincides with one of the most challenging economic environments senior living providers have faced…

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Stress & Caregiving among Luo Grandparents in Kenya
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In many parts of the world, grandparents are increasingly taking primary caregiving roles for their grandchildren. Research suggests that, in the US, grandparents who are…

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Turn, Turn, Turn: A Circular Model for Culture Change Education
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The group circle has not been a particularly fashionable structure for holding meetings between adults. In the U.S., sitting in a circle is chiefly reserved…

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Disaster Preparedness in Home-Care Agencies
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

An increasing number of older adults in the U.S. rely on home-care agencies for their medical needs and other personal care. Many of these individuals…

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Sleep Education in Dementia Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Sleep disturbances are a major impediment to quality of life in all dementia care settings, as they contribute to cognitive and emotional distress. Sleep disturbances…

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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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