Operations

AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2008 Results
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The release of the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report coincides with one of the most challenging economic environments senior living providers have faced…

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Encouraging Safety in Nursing Homes: Organizational Factors
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The term “safety culture” refers to an organization’s commitment to an environment in which adverse events can be discussed openly and productively. In health care…

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Senior Residences in Finland
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Europe is experiencing an increase in its older adult population. In particular, Finland is expected to have the third oldest population in Europe by 2030.…

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Aiding Memory Through Cognitive Stimulation
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Scholarship has shown that cognitive stimulation may aid in improving the memory abilities in older adults. For this reason, senior living residences, senior centers, and…

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Incorporating Group Activities and Community/Medical Services in CCRCs
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Katherine Marx and colleagues conducted a multi-year exploratory study of older adults’ participation in group activities and use of community and medical services one year…

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Culture Change: Gains for Residents and Providers
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Long-term care communities are undergoing innovative changes in order to improve the quality of life of their residents. “Culture change” is an example of a…

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Comparing Resident and Family Opinions about Nursing Home Satisfaction
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Nursing homes routinely survey their residents and family members about their performance. Previously, little was known about how well the opinions of family and residents…

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Commercial MDS Systems Linked to Higher Nursing Home Quality Scores
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Questions about care quality have been raised as more hospitals and skilled nursing residences migrate their paperwork onto computer based information-technologies (IT). Consequentially, researchers have…

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The State of Seniors Housing 2011
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This research report on seniors housing operational performance includes data from over 1,700 senior apartments, independent living communities, assisted living residences and continuing care retirement…

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2011 Seniors Housing Industry Executive Compensation Report
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

This new 125-page report was produced for ASHA by Christenson Advisors, and provides seniors housing professionals with current information on key organization metrics and compensation…

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ADA Encourages Less-Restrictive Diet Options for Older Adults in Health Care Communities
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

“Food nourishes the spirit as well as the body.” That might sound like something you’d hear from your favorite, and not quite diet-friendly, restaurant, but…

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Reviewing Patient Centered Medical Home Demonstration Projects
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers at Harvard Medical School recently published a review of Patient Medical Home Demonstration projects (PCMH) that have been occurring throughout the country. The goal…

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