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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.


Long Term Care Providers Should Pay Attention to Link between Sleep Disorder and Activities
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Sleep disorders often signal underlying diseases in older adults. Because of this, sleep disorders are very common in long term care residences. Research suggests that…

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Research in China Demonstrates Link Between Socioeconomic Conditions and Health in Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Researchers in the United States have commented for some time on the link between social and economic status and health. New research has found this…

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Predicting Happiness in Our Oldest Years
, Cognitive Health

Happiness is believed to partly stem from comparison of one’s current situation relative to past achievements. Very little is known about happiness and its impact…

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Polling Research Indicates Uncertain Retirement Policy Future
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Interesting policy debates are starting to take place against the backdrop of the newly emerging retirement crunch. These debates are going to be largely grounded…

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The Impact of Home Health Compare on Home Health Care Quality
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

New research indicates that significant quality improvements have resulted from the reporting initiative in the Medicare program, Home Health Compare (HHC). Researchers at Penn State…

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The Workforce Development Role of Community Colleges for Home and Community Based Services

The growth of the older adult population is placing pressure on a number of professions. The magnitude of this pressure will be immense for home…

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Congressional Budget Office’s Report on Health Care Reform Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their report on the budgetary impact of the major health care form bills recently passed by the House of…

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Robert Wood Johnson Publication Outlines the Impact of Chronic Conditions

A newly published chart book released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health provides updated data on chronic…

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Few Consumers Do Use the Nursing Home Report Card

New research from the University of Pittsburgh indicates that only 12% of consumers remember factoring in the Nursing Home Report card in their decisions to…

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Challenges in Monitoring Quality of Care in Residential Care for Older Adults
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Information to help nursing homes monitor their quality of care has been available for some time through the Online Survey Certification and Reporting System (OSCAR)…

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Report from the MetLIfe Emerging Retirement Model Study

MetLife recently published a report detailing the results of their survey of employers’ concerns regarding the issues they face related to the retirement of a…

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CARE Coaching Online Now Available: Communicate, Advocate, Relate, Encourage

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has announced a new online educational opportunity for caregivers: CARE Coaching Online. Developed by the Institute with the support of…

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