Policy & Regulation

Fair Housing Compliance Guide - Charting The Way
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

This completely revised 24-page guide addresses the many issues related to compliance with the fair housing laws and ADA from the perspective of a seniors…

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Integrating Acute and Post-Acute Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

With U.S. health care costs escalating at rates that are deemed unsustainable, health care providers throughout the continuum of care, from physicians and hospitals to…

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The Aging Prison Population
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The aging of the US population will have significant effects on health care and social services. Between 1990 and 2009 the population of older adults…

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Turn, Turn, Turn: A Circular Model for Culture Change Education
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

The group circle has not been a particularly fashionable structure for holding meetings between adults. In the U.S., sitting in a circle is chiefly reserved…

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Disaster Preparedness in Home-Care Agencies
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An increasing number of older adults in the U.S. rely on home-care agencies for their medical needs and other personal care. Many of these individuals…

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Evidence for the Patient-Centered Model of Care
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

A recent brief in the Journal of the American Medical Association argues that the patient-centered model is gaining international evidence and support. The brief cites…

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2012 Assisted Living and Continuing Care Retirement Community State Regulatory Handbook
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This collaborative effort between the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) and Leading Age (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) features easy-to-use…

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Older Adults with Disabilities Can Age Well in Place
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Around 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults in the United States have some form of disability that interferes with their capacity to function within their…

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Assessing Pain in Dementia Patients
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Individuals with moderate-to-severe dementia have difficulty in reporting pain to caregivers and other care providers. Because of this, a number of observational pain assessment measures…

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Assessing the Quality of Life of People with Dementia: A Marriage of Research, Practice, and Technology
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Researchers and practitioners require reliable and valid methods for measuring the quality of life (QOL) of people with dementia to assess the impact of interventions,…

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Environments to Support Mobility: A Review
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Mobility is crucial to Aging Well, as it enables physical activity, social interaction, and greater community involvement for older adults. While one often thinks of…

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Mather LifeWays Grandparent Program Chosen as National Model
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

In February 2011, Mather LifeWays was one of six non-profits to receive a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote a volunteer-driven…

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