Operational Resources

Social Engagement in Assisted Living: Fostering Quality of Life
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Developing patterns of social engagement is a lifelong process that begins at birth and evolves as we age. What happens to the process as we…

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Stress & Caregiving among Luo Grandparents in Kenya
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In many parts of the world, grandparents are increasingly taking primary caregiving roles for their grandchildren. Research suggests that, in the US, grandparents who are…

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Turn, Turn, Turn: A Circular Model for Culture Change Education

The group circle has not been a particularly fashionable structure for holding meetings between adults. In the U.S., sitting in a circle is chiefly reserved…

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Disaster Preparedness in Home-Care Agencies

An increasing number of older adults in the U.S. rely on home-care agencies for their medical needs and other personal care. Many of these individuals…

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Sleep Education in Dementia Care

Sleep disturbances are a major impediment to quality of life in all dementia care settings, as they contribute to cognitive and emotional distress. Sleep disturbances…

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As-Needed Medication in Dementia Care

“Pro re nata” medications (PRN)—that is,medications that are administered on an as-needed basis—are an important component of medical care in assisted living (AL) residences. Within…

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Building Evidence for Dementia Prevention

As was the case in 2010 when the National Institutes of Health issued a consensus statement on the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, there…

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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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Translating Research for Family Caregivers

There is much research evidence for new practices of dementia care, specifically, innovative psychosocial treatments that manage cognitive and emotional symptoms often accompanying dementia. These…

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Communication Skills Training for Geriatric Doctors

Communication is a key skill geriatric doctors must have. Families of older adults must understand complex concepts such as cognitive and functional decline and often…

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Computerized Drug Alerts Can Reduce Harmful Side Effects

The use of psychotropic drugs—such as antidepressants and benzodiazepines—is a significant risk factor for falls, increasing the risk by about 50 percent. These drugs are…

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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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