Operations

Organizational Structure, Human Resources & Employee Retention in Long-Term Care
, Operations, Senior Housing

Job satisfaction and intent to leave on the part of direct care nursing staff are both important contributors to care quality and staffing. How might…

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Evidence on the Prevention of Cognitive Decline & Dementia
, Operations, Senior Housing

Identifying strategies to prevent and delay dementia is a high priority for researchers and the public at large. While recent attempts to identify pharmaceutical treatments…

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What Direct Care Staff Think about “Good Care”
, Operations, Senior Housing

Direct care workers play a crucial role in the provision of nursing home care, providing the bulk of hands-on care for residents and serving as…

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Is Resident Hospitalization Related to Nurse Turnover & Retention?
, Operations, Senior Housing

Nursing home (NH) residents have high rates of hospitalization and rehospitalization, with around one quarter of hospitalized NH residents being readmitted to the hospital within…

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Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: Geographic Variation and Off-Label Use
, Operations, Senior Housing

A research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association provides updated information on the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes in the…

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Case Studies of IT Sophistication in Nursing Homes
, Operations, Senior Housing

Information technology (IT) has become a crucial area of development in the US long-term care industry. Adoption and use of health IT and electronic health…

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Do Policy Reports Affect Falls Reduction Practices? Evidence from England & Wales
, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Falls prevention research often leads to useful findings, many of which can be fairly simply implemented in home and long-term care settings to reduce falls…

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The Importance of Social Relations When Considering Older Consumers
, Culture Transformation, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Scholars in marketing and sociology have examined how the consumption of goods and services is a factor in how people construct their social identity. This…

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Coordination of Roles & Policies Contributes to Job Satisfaction Among LTC Employees
, Long-term Care, Operations, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

Research on the organizational factors that contribute (positively or negatively) to job satisfaction has suggested that the influence of any given factor may vary significantly…

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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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