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Video Evidence of Falls in LTC: Loss of Balance, Tripping Cause More Falls than Slipping
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Long-term Care, Operations, Senior Housing, Technology

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, and about half of older adults in long-term care (LTC) experience a fall in any…

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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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LeadingAge Ziegler 100: 2012 Report
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The 2012 LeadingAge Ziegler 100 (LZ 100) uses nine years of surveys, analyses of five-year trends and other relevant data to inform readers about the…

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A Review of Screening Tools for Early Detection of Dementia
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The early detection of dementia may have significant benefits, allowing individuals in the early stages of cognitive decline to make decisions for the future, or…

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Turnover & Nursing Assistants: Contingent Factors can Trump Job Satisfaction
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Studies on staff turnover in long-term care and assisted living communities have typically focused on the influence of job satisfaction, and have typically used “intent…

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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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LeadingAge Ziegler 100: 2010 Results
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The 2011 LeadingAge Ziegler 100 (LZ 100) report incorporates ten years of survey data and presents snapshots of data as well as ten-year trends for…

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AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2009 Results
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The release of the 2010 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report provides data from the nation’s 100 largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living providers as they…

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