Operations

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 is Your Employee Wellness Program? We’d Like to Know!
, Operations, Senior Housing

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, in partnership with LeadingAge and American Seniors Housing Association, seeks participants for an in-depth national survey of the seniors housing…

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Sources of Discomfort in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Operations, Senior Housing

The assessment of pain and discomfort among individuals with dementia is complicated by the difficulty such individuals face in identifying the source of their discomfort,…

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Health in the Older Adult Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Population
, Operations, Senior Housing

The growing older adult population and the increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals has led researchers to the long-neglected health needs…

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Age May Moderate the Impact of Work Stress
, Operations, Senior Housing

As older adults are increasingly remaining in or returning to professional employment, there is greater interest in how age might influence the experience of work.…

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Training on Empathy May Improve Physician Attitudes to Older Patients
, Operations, Senior Housing

The aging of the US population is creating an increased need for physicians who are skilled in the care of older adults. However, many surveys…

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Training Care Staff on Depression Screening & Referrals
, Operations, Senior Housing

It is estimated that less than half of depressed long-term care residents receive treatment for depression, which appears to affect approximately one in every 10…

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The Relationship between Home-Based Services & the Long-Term Care Population
, Operations, Senior Housing

Across the United States, states are looking to identify cost-effective ways to support older adults who wish to live as independently as possible. Funding from…

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How Prevalent Is Resident Aggression toward Nursing Staff?
, Operations, Senior Housing

Aggressive behaviors from residents toward nursing home staff—or resident-to-staff aggression (RSA)—is one of the greater safety concerns among the long-term care workforce, but has received…

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Does Geographic Distance Affect Family Perceptions of Quality Care?
, Operations, Senior Housing

Consumer research suggests that location and quality of care are the most important factors for families choosing a nursing home (NH). In particular, families generally…

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Cognitive Interventions for Individuals with Dementia
, Operations, Senior Housing

To improve quality of life for individuals with dementia, researchers have been investigating the use of cognitive and/or behavioral therapies to diminish related symptoms and…

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