Senior Housing

Huddle Up to LOCK in Resident Engagement
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A recent study examined how implementing the LOCK model can improve resident engagement and quality of interactions with staff in senior housing. The LOCK model…

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Are You Lonesome Tonight? Comparing Loneliness & Anxiety in Life Plan Communities & Adult Day Care
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A recent study examined older adults in Life Plan Communities and adult day care centers to compare their levels of loneliness and anxiety about aging.…

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Live and Learn: Administrators-in-Training Live as Residents for a Day
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As part of their education to become long-term care administrators, 159 undergraduate students participated in a “Resident for a Day” program in which they lived…

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TRENDING NOW: Cafes on the Premises of Skilled Nursing Residences
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A recent study explored a trend in skilled nursing: public cafés on the premises. The idea is that adding a hub of activity for the…

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The Long & Short of It: Length of Stay & Resident Satisfaction in Nursing Homes
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Using data from a survey of 11,362 nursing home residents from 51 nursing home organizations, the researchers investigated factors that influenced the likelihood that residents…

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Want to Improve Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents? Focus on These 3 Key Needs
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The psychological theory of self-determination suggests that our needs for autonomy, relatedness, and feeling effective (competency) are key elements of human well-being. A recent longitudinal…

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How Older Adults’ Living Environments Affect Quality of Life
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A number of factors can contribute to an older adult’s quality of life, many of which relate to their surrounding environment. A recent study of…

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TRENDING NOW: London Senior Residence Redesigns with Eye on Reducing Loneliness
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A senior living residence in South London, known as an almshouse, has undergone innovative design changes to combat loneliness in its residents. Traditional English almshouses…

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Where Is Everyone: Why Assisted Living Residents Participate (or Don’t) in Activities
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A recent review looked closely at the literature on assisted living (AL) resident participation in recreational activities to better examine what is known about recreational…

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The Shift to Private Administration of Long-Term Care
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There has been a well-documented shift in publicly funded long-term care (LTC) from a predominance of nursing homes to a more balanced array of options…

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Clean, Spacious Work Environments Enhance Assisted Living Staff Productivity
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Numerous studies have documented the impact that assisted living environments can have on residents, but what impact do these environments have on staff? A recent…

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Stay in Senior Living Residence & Stay Out of the Hospital
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Many people begin to develop multiple health conditions as they age, making hospitalization more likely. Researchers have investigated various factors that increase one’s chances of…

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