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New Research Examines Health Literacy and Computer Usage of Low-Income Adults
, Health & Wellness

Internet use and access has increased immensely over the past 15 years. In 1995, 15% of households had internet access. In 2008 this number rose…

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Will Moving Later in Life Impact Your Health? It Depends…
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Researchers at Syracuse University recently published a report outlining the diverse impact that moving has on older adults. This study builds on previous research that…

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Study Finds Early Retirees At Greater Mortality Risk
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

A United States based study sought out to assess whether the age at which a person retires impacts the length of their life. The current…

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The Factors Driving Staff Burnout in Long Term Care
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Researchers in Virginia recently conducted a study of assisted living facilities in their area in order to understand worker burnout. Despite a lot of research…

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Long Term Care Providers Should Pay Attention to Link between Sleep Disorder and Activities
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Sleep disorders often signal underlying diseases in older adults. Because of this, sleep disorders are very common in long term care residences. Research suggests that…

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Research in China Demonstrates Link Between Socioeconomic Conditions and Health in Older Adults
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness

Researchers in the United States have commented for some time on the link between social and economic status and health. New research has found this…

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Predicting Happiness in Our Oldest Years
, Cognitive Health

Happiness is believed to partly stem from comparison of one’s current situation relative to past achievements. Very little is known about happiness and its impact…

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Polling Research Indicates Uncertain Retirement Policy Future
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Interesting policy debates are starting to take place against the backdrop of the newly emerging retirement crunch. These debates are going to be largely grounded…

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The Impact of Home Health Compare on Home Health Care Quality
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

New research indicates that significant quality improvements have resulted from the reporting initiative in the Medicare program, Home Health Compare (HHC). Researchers at Penn State…

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The Workforce Development Role of Community Colleges for Home and Community Based Services
, Operational Resources, Senior Housing, Workforce Development

The growth of the older adult population is placing pressure on a number of professions. The magnitude of this pressure will be immense for home…

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Congressional Budget Office’s Report on Health Care Reform Bill
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their report on the budgetary impact of the major health care form bills recently passed by the House of…

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Robert Wood Johnson Publication Outlines the Impact of Chronic Conditions
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

A newly published chart book released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health provides updated data on chronic…

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