Operational Resources

Using Self-Reports of Individuals with Dementia to Examine How the Experience of Dementia Affects Psychosocial Outcomes
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Most studies of the psychological and social outcomes associated with dementia have relied on reports given by caregivers and clinicians to describe the experiences of…

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Influences on Caregivers’ Self-Perceived Ability to Provide Individualized Care
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Individualized care (also referred to as person-centered care, consumer-directed care, and self-directed care) takes into account resident individuality, includes resident participation in decision-making processes, and…

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How Do Medication Aides Affect Care Quality?
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Several states have allowed skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to hire medication aides to administer medications to residents. Medication aides have less formal training than registered…

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Group Meetings Versus Home Visits
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In a study comparing interventions designed to prevent loss of independence in activities of daily living among adults age 80 or better, Swedish researchers found…

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Nursing Home Administrative Policy and Environment May Reduce Falls Risk
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

A pilot study, recently presented in a report in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, provides useful initial findings for the use of nursing home (NH)…

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The State of Seniors Housing 2012
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This research report on operational performance in seniors housing (collected in 2012 for performance results for the 12 months ending on 12/31/2011) includes data from…

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Hurricane Evacuation: Its Impact on Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Natural disasters challenge any organization that must put evacuation plans in place to move those who are vulnerable. Recent research suggests that those with dementia…

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Financial Ratios and Trend Analysis: 2012 Report Suggests Operational Strengthening
, Development & Financing, Financing, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The 20th publication of Financial Ratios & Trend Analysis of CARF-CCAC Accredited Communities suggests that accredited organizations have weathered the recent economic turbulence by keeping…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Moneyball Approach to Seniors Housing Sales
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

As documented in Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball, Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane was famous for using overlooked evidence to project which players would…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Functional Independence & Satisfaction with Assisted Living
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Providers of assisted living (AL) serve residents by balancing their need for support and their desire for independence. It is important for AL providers to…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Resident Rights & the Census in Skilled Nursing Facilities
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The decennial census (occurring every ten years) by the US Census Bureau provides crucial policy and planning information. It is important to incorporate the nursing…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Physical Design and Resident-Centered Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The last two decades have seen a change in nursing home care toward an emphasis on resident autonomy and dignity, as well as increase social…

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