Senior Housing

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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Assessing the Quality of Life of People with Dementia: A Marriage of Research, Practice, and Technology
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Researchers and practitioners require reliable and valid methods for measuring the quality of life (QOL) of people with dementia to assess the impact of interventions,…

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Environments to Support Mobility: A Review
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Mobility is crucial to Aging Well, as it enables physical activity, social interaction, and greater community involvement for older adults. While one often thinks of…

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Mather LifeWays Grandparent Program Chosen as National Model
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

In February 2011, Mather LifeWays was one of six non-profits to receive a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote a volunteer-driven…

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Encouraging Safety in Nursing Homes: Organizational Factors
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The term “safety culture” refers to an organization’s commitment to an environment in which adverse events can be discussed openly and productively. In health care…

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Senior Residences in Finland
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Europe is experiencing an increase in its older adult population. In particular, Finland is expected to have the third oldest population in Europe by 2030.…

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