Richard Shank

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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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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Why Older Workers are Struggling to Find Work
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

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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Examining the Role that Caregivers Play in the Decision to Move to Assisted Living
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte recently published results from a study that examined the family caregiver’s experiences while moving relatives with Alzheimer’s…

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Reviewing Patient Centered Medical Home Demonstration Projects
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers at Harvard Medical School recently published a review of Patient Medical Home Demonstration projects (PCMH) that have been occurring throughout the country. The goal…

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Person Centered Care: An Important Part of Health Reform Initiatives
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

In Long Term Care, the buzzword for some time has been about Person Centered Care (PCC). Now PCC practices (outlined here) are catching on as…

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The Impact of the Housing Bust on Baby Boomer Wealth
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

The housing market collapse has impacted many lives over the past three years. It has been estimated that more than $10 trillion in household wealth…

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Deciding Not to Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

A new qualitative study conducted by researchers at Yale University outlines the reasons why many people opt not to purchase long-term care insurance. Many states…

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The Landscape of Retirement Continues to Change
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

A new research brief published by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, adds to mounting evidence that retirement patterns are shifting dramatically.…

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Will Moving Later in Life Impact Your Health? It Depends…
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Researchers at Syracuse University recently published a report outlining the diverse impact that moving has on older adults. This study builds on previous research that…

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The Factors Driving Staff Burnout in Long Term Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers in Virginia recently conducted a study of assisted living facilities in their area in order to understand worker burnout. Despite a lot of research…

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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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