Senior Housing

Why Some Social Spaces Draw a Crowd: A Scientific Look at Décor & Atmosphere in CCRCs
, Senior Housing

Moving to a senior living residence brings many changes for older adults, among the greatest of which is forming new and different social networks. As…

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A Sexual Awakening for Caregiving Staff: How Workers in Residential Care Perceive LGBT Residents & What Needs to Change
, Senior Housing

Although the visibility and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people has greatly increased within society, homophobia and discrimination of these groups continues…

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When It Comes to Quality of Life in Independent Living, Friendships Matter
, Senior Housing

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller Friendship, and feeling connected to humanity, are…

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What Makes a Home Feel Like a Home? The Intersection of Emotion & Architecture for Older Adults
, Senior Housing

Close your eyes and imagine your favorite room in your home. Now, imagine leaving that space and never being able to come back. This brief…

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Factors in Care Satisfaction Scores—Is It Personal?
, Senior Housing

Maximizing the satisfaction of older adults is a primary concern of today’s care providers, and great efforts are taken to provide older adults with care…

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Adjusting to CCRC Living: How & Why Older Adults Transition Differently
, Senior Housing

Even when entered into voluntarily, the transition to senior living can pose a number of adjustment challenges to new residents. Although Continuing Care Retirement Communities…

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Routes from Dissatisfied Resident to Successful Aging
, Senior Housing

An article in a recent special Gerontologist issue on successful aging suggests that the impact of the residential environment and the subjective experience of older…

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Sensor Monitoring: Sense of Safety or Invasion of Privacy?
, Senior Housing, Technology, Uncategorized

A growing number of technologies are being developed for older adults to assist in their efforts to live independently and to assist in the early…

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Apartments for Life—A Dutch Senior Housing Innovation
, Senior Housing

A review in Seniors Housing & Care Journal examines an innovative example of senior housing and care known as Apartments for Life. This senior housing…

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Illinois Industry Salaries Revealed
, Senior Housing

Realizing the importance of salary survey information for senior living providers to build and maintain competitive pay structures for their employees, LeadingAge Illinois recently released…

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The Middle-Market Gap in Senior Housing: Challenges & Opportunities
, Senior Housing

At its recent regional conference, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries hosted a panel presentation, moderated by Bill Pettit of…

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The Uneven Playing Field of End-of-Life Care
, Senior Housing

New research indicates that people with dementia received better-quality end-of-life care when they lived in a skilled nursing home, or when they had advance directives…

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