Senior Housing

How Much Preventive Care Is Appropriate for Assisted Living Residents?
, Senior Housing

Residents in assisted living are less healthy than the general older adult population, and often share many characteristics of older adults in nursing homes. However,…

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TRENDING NOW: Green Building Practices for Cost Savings
, Senior Housing

Senior living communities across the nation are turning to a variety of green initiatives to save millions of dollars. From changes such as using LED…

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How Will Aging Baby Boomers Affect the US Housing Market?
, Senior Housing

In Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies’ recent report The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015, researchers identify a number of housing trends that are…

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Beyond Bingo: Beating Depression in Senior Living with More Meaningful Social Activities
, Senior Housing

A recently published paper in the Journal of Aging Studies has called for a “social revolution in residential care” in order to combat the ongoing…

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Q&A with Mather LifeWays Vice President of Senior Living
, Senior Housing

This month, InvestigAge reached out to an expert in the field of senior living for a Q&A about his experiences and insights into the aging…

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CCRC Residents Who Volunteer Do Good for Themselves Too
, Senior Housing

As older adults enter senior living, they may find themselves no longer needing to perform meaningful activities that perhaps once gave them feelings of usefulness,…

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Why Some Social Spaces Draw a Crowd: A Scientific Look at Décor & Atmosphere in CCRCs
, Senior Housing

Moving to a senior living residence brings many changes for older adults, among the greatest of which is forming new and different social networks. As…

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A Sexual Awakening for Caregiving Staff: How Workers in Residential Care Perceive LGBT Residents & What Needs to Change
, Senior Housing

Although the visibility and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people has greatly increased within society, homophobia and discrimination of these groups continues…

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When It Comes to Quality of Life in Independent Living, Friendships Matter
, Senior Housing

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller Friendship, and feeling connected to humanity, are…

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What Makes a Home Feel Like a Home? The Intersection of Emotion & Architecture for Older Adults
, Senior Housing

Close your eyes and imagine your favorite room in your home. Now, imagine leaving that space and never being able to come back. This brief…

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Factors in Care Satisfaction Scores—Is It Personal?
, Senior Housing

Maximizing the satisfaction of older adults is a primary concern of today’s care providers, and great efforts are taken to provide older adults with care…

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Adjusting to CCRC Living: How & Why Older Adults Transition Differently
, Senior Housing

Even when entered into voluntarily, the transition to senior living can pose a number of adjustment challenges to new residents. Although Continuing Care Retirement Communities…

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