Senior Housing

Mentally Stimulating Activities Help Battle Apathy in Early-Stage Alzheimer’s
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Apathy affects more than half of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) within the first five years, and is associated with increased functional and cognitive impairment…

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Person-Centered Care May Contribute to Job Satisfaction
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Many studies have shown the benefits of person-centered care for long-term care residents. By emphasizing the value of the patient’s feelings and sense of self…

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Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Online Support Groups for Caregivers
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

As the prevalence of dementia increases, so does the prevalence of unpaid caregiving, as family members need to assume caregiving roles with their loved ones.…

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Aiding Memory Through Cognitive Stimulation
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Scholarship has shown that cognitive stimulation may aid in improving the memory abilities in older adults. For this reason, senior living residences, senior centers, and…

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Participatory Action Research for Culture Change
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The culture change movement brought a much-needed emphasis on the dignity and humanity of those receiving long-term care. Research has identified many outcomes of culture…

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Geriatric Knowledge Among Emergency Nurses
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Adults age 65 and older make up at least 15% of emergency department visits, and they have longer lengths of emergency department stay, as well…

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Establishing a Person-Centered Culture in a VA Nursing Home
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The Veterans Administration has taken up the model of person-centered care, asking administrators throughout its health care system to modify their facilities and train their…

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Can Health Care Reform Expand Patient-Centered Care in Rural Communities?
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The patient-centered model of care is well-regarded as a means to address the needs of older adults with chronic diseases. The patient-centered model is not…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Identifies 10 Senior Living Trends
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging derived 10 top senior living trends after surveying 600 senior living organizations representing more than 1,000 communities from 15 states.…

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Incorporating Group Activities and Community/Medical Services in CCRCs
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Katherine Marx and colleagues conducted a multi-year exploratory study of older adults’ participation in group activities and use of community and medical services one year…

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Measuring Person-Centered Caregiving
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Person-centered care has become the dominant model for dementia care in the US and UK. This model emphasizes that older adults who are receiving care…

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: Older Adults with Disabilities Rely on Public Services
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

A recent study and policy note from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Kietzman et al 2011) provides some needed context for discussions about…

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