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Current research on falls prevention: what are the influences and consequences of falls?
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

November provided abundant information about falls and falls reduction. Following is an overview of some recent publications on the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of falls.…

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Rethinking Clinicians’ Understanding of Culture in Treating Older Adults
, Health & Wellness, Person Centered Care

A recent Journal of the American Geriatric Society article shows that, among the medical fields, an improved understanding of culture is particularly important in geriatrics.…

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Interviewing Residents on the Decision to Relocate to Nursing Homes
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

One of the strengths of interview research, and other qualitative methodologies, is that we can empirically study the significance of events to individuals. Quantitative research,…

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Examining the Role that Caregivers Play in the Decision to Move to Assisted Living
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte recently published results from a study that examined the family caregiver’s experiences while moving relatives with Alzheimer’s…

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Encouraging Better Standards for Medication Use by Older Adults
, Health & Wellness, Person Centered Care

The Journal of the American Medical Association features two pieces that address medication use among older adults. One is a commentary by Dr. Jerry Avorn,…

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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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Person Centered Care: An Important Part of Health Reform Initiatives
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

In Long Term Care, the buzzword for some time has been about Person Centered Care (PCC). Now PCC practices (outlined here) are catching on as…

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Older Adult’s First Book to be Released By Major Publisher
, News Headlines, Newsworthy

Granta magazine, a literary publication based in the UK, publishes quarterly collections of short stories and literary journalism. For its upcoming issue, Granta: Pakistan, editor…

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From Clinical Care Facilities to Person-Centered Homes: Is Continued Change Possible?
, Culture Transformation, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Thanks to a broad coalition of resident advocates, human services organizations, and nursing professionals, the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act marked what we may even…

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The Impact of the Housing Bust on Baby Boomer Wealth
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

The housing market collapse has impacted many lives over the past three years. It has been estimated that more than $10 trillion in household wealth…

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Relaxation and music: a short-term remedy for postoperative pain?
, Health & Wellness

According to a recent article in Nursing Research (Good et al. 2010), music may prove useful for managing post-operative pain. A study involved 517 participants…

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