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No More Mr. Lonely: How Sense of Purpose Protects against Loneliness in Older Adults

Researchers have found evidence that, for older adults, having a sense of purpose in life can act as a barrier against loneliness and its detrimental effects.


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InvestigAge is an online resource for industry experts, by industry experts, featuring curated and condensed research findings from 2010 to late 2023 covering a broad cross-section of research on aging.


Mental Health Care & Older Adults: Unmet Needs & Attitudes Toward Care
, Care Quality, Cognitive Health

Mental health services are underutilized by older adults, particularly in relation to the prevalence of depressive and anxious symptoms among this population (see our earlier post…

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Understanding How Nursing Home Quality is Measured
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Public Health experts from the University of Pittsburgh published an article outlining the history of nursing home quality measurement. The article was the feature article…

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Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Fall Prevention
, Care Quality, Falls Reduction, Newsworthy

An article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society summarizes the updated (2010) American Geriatrics Society/ British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention…

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Comparing Resident and Family Opinions about Nursing Home Satisfaction
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Nursing homes routinely survey their residents and family members about their performance. Previously, little was known about how well the opinions of family and residents…

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Commercial MDS Systems Linked to Higher Nursing Home Quality Scores
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Questions about care quality have been raised as more hospitals and skilled nursing residences migrate their paperwork onto computer based information-technologies (IT). Consequentially, researchers have…

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The State of Seniors Housing 2011
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This research report on seniors housing operational performance includes data from over 1,700 senior apartments, independent living communities, assisted living residences and continuing care retirement…

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Seniors Housing Construction Trends Report 2011
, Development, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

The 2011 Seniors Housing Construction Trends Report provides an overview of seniors housing construction starts taking place in the largest 100 metro markets in the…

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2011 Seniors Housing Industry Executive Compensation Report
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This new 125-page report was produced for ASHA by Christenson Advisors, and provides seniors housing professionals with current information on key organization metrics and compensation…

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Employment and Aging: Using Large Scale Data To Ask, “Who Works?”

The so-called Great Recession has changed how Americans view work, and not just due to our 10% unemployment rate. Attacks on social security and pensions,…

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Why Older Workers are Struggling to Find Work

Researchers at Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College recently released a research brief outlining the employment challenges faced by adults 55 years…

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Gender and Aging: What Do We Know?

The popular science press hosts countless reports of sex-based differences between men and women. Magazines, weekend newspapers and email inboxes teem with commentary about statistically…

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Computer training, e-Health, and improved cognitive performance
, Cognitive Health, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

In much of the world, older adults have taken up computer and Internet use at a rapid pace, defying stereotypes and opening up multiple avenues…

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