Senior Housing

The Uneven Playing Field of End-of-Life Care
, Senior Housing

New research indicates that people with dementia received better-quality end-of-life care when they lived in a skilled nursing home, or when they had advance directives…

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Does Culture Change Impact Quality of Care?
, Senior Housing

The focus of culture change models of care has been to improve the quality of life for residents, but the impact of culture change on…

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Concerns about Discrimination Against Individuals with AIDS and HIV in Senior Housing
, Aging & Social Factors, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The population of individuals living into older age with HIV is increasing. It is estimated that within the next year, 50 percent of those living…

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Inaugural Report Released on US Long-Term Care Services
, Senior Housing

A new report offers a comprehensive overview of long-term care providers, including their supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services. It also provides up-to-date statistics on…

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Using Self-Reports of Individuals with Dementia to Examine How the Experience of Dementia Affects Psychosocial Outcomes
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Most studies of the psychological and social outcomes associated with dementia have relied on reports given by caregivers and clinicians to describe the experiences of…

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Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending in the Last Five Years of Life
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Although a key objective of Medicare is protecting the elderly from financial risk, little research has examined the financial impact of out-of-pocket health care expenditures…

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Influences on Caregivers’ Self-Perceived Ability to Provide Individualized Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Individualized care (also referred to as person-centered care, consumer-directed care, and self-directed care) takes into account resident individuality, includes resident participation in decision-making processes, and…

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How is Your Employee Wellness Program? We’d Like to Know!
, Operations, Senior Housing

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, in partnership with LeadingAge and American Seniors Housing Association, seeks participants for an in-depth national survey of the seniors housing…

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How Do Medication Aides Affect Care Quality?
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Several states have allowed skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to hire medication aides to administer medications to residents. Medication aides have less formal training than registered…

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Group Meetings Versus Home Visits
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In a study comparing interventions designed to prevent loss of independence in activities of daily living among adults age 80 or better, Swedish researchers found…

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Sources of Discomfort in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Operations, Senior Housing

The assessment of pain and discomfort among individuals with dementia is complicated by the difficulty such individuals face in identifying the source of their discomfort,…

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Health in the Older Adult Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Population
, Operations, Senior Housing

The growing older adult population and the increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals has led researchers to the long-neglected health needs…

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