Senior Housing

2011 Seniors Housing Industry Executive Compensation Report
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This new 125-page report was produced for ASHA by Christenson Advisors, and provides seniors housing professionals with current information on key organization metrics and compensation…

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Interviewing Residents on the Decision to Relocate to Nursing Homes
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

One of the strengths of interview research, and other qualitative methodologies, is that we can empirically study the significance of events to individuals. Quantitative research,…

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Examining the Role that Caregivers Play in the Decision to Move to Assisted Living
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte recently published results from a study that examined the family caregiver’s experiences while moving relatives with Alzheimer’s…

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ADA Encourages Less-Restrictive Diet Options for Older Adults in Health Care Communities
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

“Food nourishes the spirit as well as the body.” That might sound like something you’d hear from your favorite, and not quite diet-friendly, restaurant, but…

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Reviewing Patient Centered Medical Home Demonstration Projects
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers at Harvard Medical School recently published a review of Patient Medical Home Demonstration projects (PCMH) that have been occurring throughout the country. The goal…

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Person Centered Care: An Important Part of Health Reform Initiatives
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

In Long Term Care, the buzzword for some time has been about Person Centered Care (PCC). Now PCC practices (outlined here) are catching on as…

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From Clinical Care Facilities to Person-Centered Homes: Is Continued Change Possible?
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Thanks to a broad coalition of resident advocates, human services organizations, and nursing professionals, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act marked what we may even…

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The Impact of the Housing Bust on Baby Boomer Wealth
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

The housing market collapse has impacted many lives over the past three years. It has been estimated that more than $10 trillion in household wealth…

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Deciding Not to Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

A new qualitative study conducted by researchers at Yale University outlines the reasons why many people opt not to purchase long-term care insurance. Many states…

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Evaluating Employee Turnover in Home and Hospice Care
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

The number of home and community based services for older adults have grown tremendously over the past 20 years. This has occurred because of a…

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The Factors Driving Staff Burnout in Long Term Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers in Virginia recently conducted a study of assisted living facilities in their area in order to understand worker burnout. Despite a lot of research…

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Long Term Care Providers Should Pay Attention to Link between Sleep Disorder and Activities
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Sleep disorders often signal underlying diseases in older adults. Because of this, sleep disorders are very common in long term care residences. Research suggests that…

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