Policy & Regulation

Evidence for the Patient-Centered Model of Care

A recent brief in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that the patient-centered model is gaining international evidence and support. The brief cites…

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2012 Assisted Living and Continuing Care Retirement Community State Regulatory Handbook

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

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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Assessing Pain in Dementia Patients

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

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

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

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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Person-Centered Care May Contribute to Job Satisfaction

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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Participatory Action Research for Culture Change

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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Establishing a Person-Centered Culture in a VA Nursing Home

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?

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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Measuring Person-Centered Caregiving

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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