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Help at Home: Can Home Modifications Reduce Older Adults’ Need for Caregiving?
, Caregiving

Housing design can influence someone’s ability to live independently. A recent study sought to better understand how home modification affects the caregiving needs of older…

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TRENDING NOW: The Llama Will See You Now
, Aging & Wellness

Animal therapy has become quite common, especially around college campuses, hospitals, and Life Plan Communities. The mention of animal therapy might elicit mental images of…

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Social Butterflies & Couch Potatoes: How Older Adults’ Health Is Affected by Their Partner’s Activities
, Aging & Wellness

Recent research examined the activities of older couples to understand the link between activities and health, with a focus on the relationship between partner activities…

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High-Speed Connection: Online Social Networks Ease Depression in Older Adults with Pain
, Technology

Dealing with pain can be a significant barrier to staying socially active, but there may be other options for socializing beyond in-person contact that can…

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Space Exploration: How Nursing Homes Utilize Space to Improve Person-Centered Care
, Senior Housing

Newly constructed buildings often incorporate the latest design trends to better support resident wellness, leaving older buildings apparently limited in their ability to do this.…

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Care Recipient Q&A on Preferences Reveals Surprising Answers
, Caregiving

Are older adults receiving the type of long-term services and supports (LTSS) they want? A recent study examines whether LTSS preferences match the care arrangements…

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Rec Tech: Technology-Mediated Recreation & Quality of Life in Long-Term Care
, Technology

Senior living may not be the first industry that comes to mind when discussing technology, but that may be about to change. According to an…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Have a Say in Product Development That Targets Their Demographic
, Aging & Wellness

A group of older adults who call themselves Longevity Explorers are breaking new ground with businesses and product developers. These older adults are providing valuable…

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Lost Wages & Reduced Earning: The Future Costs of Caregiving
, Policy & Regulation

As the population of older adults with functional limitations grows, the number of family caregivers is expected to increase as well. A recent study explores…

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Gossip for Good: Social Talk Keeps Isolated Older Adults Connected
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, a researcher explored how social talk may support isolated older adults aging in place. This study earned a bronze 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research…

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Creating a New Wellness Model Specifically for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In an article that earned a 2019 bronze Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researcher Matthew Fullen, PhD, proposed a multidimensional wellness framework to guide…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Living on College Campuses
, Aging & Wellness

Imagine a university where on the housing block lives a college student who is 20, and another who is 77. This is a real trend…

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