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Can Health Care Reform Expand Patient-Centered Care in Rural Communities?
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

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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New National Survey of Family Members of CCRC Residents
, Long-term Care, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

What are family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) thinking about or planning for regarding their own future lifestyle and health…

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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Identifies 10 Senior Living Trends
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging derived 10 top senior living trends after surveying 600 senior living organizations representing more than 1,000 communities from 15 states.…

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Social Support, Self-Care and Depression
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Health & Wellness

Older adults face increasing risk of being unable to perform basic self-care tasks, also called activities of daily living (ADLs). ADL limitations affect older adults’…

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Incorporating Group Activities and Community/Medical Services in CCRCs
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Katherine Marx and colleagues conducted a multi-year exploratory study of older adults’ participation in group activities and use of community and medical services one year…

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New Activity Measure Shows Potential to Assess Mobility in Older Adults
, Aging at Home, General Aging Research

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a study that demonstrates the feasibility of using non-invasive, “off the shelf” mobile technology to monitor the…

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Aging and Personality
, General Aging Research

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has shed new light on how personality traits change as we get older. Over…

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Measuring Person-Centered Caregiving
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

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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Clinical Trials Fail to Sufficiently Represent Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Older adults use the highest proportion of medical and pharmaceutical treatment, but are vastly underrepresented in clinical trial research. A recent review of publications based…

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Study Raises Questions about Screening Older Adults for Mental Health at ER
, Cognitive Health

Psychiatric disorders often go underdiagnosed, particularly among older adults. Because of the difficulties in screening older adults for psychiatric disorders, whether through visits to primary…

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Upcoming Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging Programs
, Uncategorized

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has several upcoming workshops and webinars that may be of interest to AIA readers. Two workshops are taking place, in…

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UCLA Center for Health Policy Research: Older Adults with Disabilities Rely on Public Services
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

A recent study and policy note from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Kietzman et al 2011) provides some needed context for discussions about…

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