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Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication focusing on applied research and best practices in the fields of seniors housing and long-term care. The Journal is distributed to more than 2,000 long-term care managers, executives, and investors at the annual conference of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC).

As managing editor, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging accepts research submissions for publication. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership development. How can we increase young professionals’/graduate students’ interest in senior living? How do we increase numbers of frontline caregivers? How do we develop leadership within the field as the customers/market changes?
  • Access/Availability. How should the industry address over and under supply, awareness (e.g., costs of living at home vs. in communities), and affordability (e.g., meeting the housing and care needs of middle income older adults)?
  • Choice/Quality.  How can senior living providers best support quality of life and quality of care? How should quality outcomes be defined and measured?
  • Technology/Innovation. What innovations and technologies can be applied to advance senior housing and care?
  • Transparency of the senior living industry. From an investor’s perspective, how do senior living companies compare to hotels and multi-family homes in terms of transparency of assets? Can senior living communities benefit from data transparency to residents?

Submit a Proposal for a Paper

Substantial monetary awards are being offered for 2017 papers: research articles will be awarded $7,500, while commentaries will be awarded $2,000.

Interested in submitting your own paper for publication in the 2017 issue? The Journal editors are accepting proposals for research papers and commentary now through Monday, November 14, 2016. There is no submission fee. For details on submitting, download Instructions for Authors.

The deadline for invited papers is April 3, 2017, and papers are subject to editors’ approval before acceptance.

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is an open access journal. This means that all content is freely available without charge to a user and/or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Access Papers from the 2016 Issue of Seniors Housing & Care Journal

The 2016 Seniors Housing & Care Journal and previous volumes are available here.

Topics for the 2016 Seniors Housing & Care Journal included:

  • What’s in Your Bundle?  Building a Communication Map of Relational Coordination Practices to Engage Staff in Individualizing Care
  • Increasing Satisfaction in Age-Qualified, Service-Enriched Communities: How to Focus on What’s Really Important
  • Interpersonal Care Processes, Falls, and Hospitalizations in Green House and Other Nursing Homes
  • Lower-Middle Income Market Purchase Decisions and Likelihood of Moving to Age-Qualified Apartment Communities with Convenience Services
  • Personal Care Aides in Assisted Living and Similar Residential Care Communities: An Overview from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF)
  • Preparing for the Passing of the Baton: Leadership Programs in Senior Living Organizations
  • Can Quality in Assisted Living Be Measured? One County’s Approach
  • Housing and Assisted Living Issues for Non-Medicaid Nursing Home Residents Returning to the Community
  • 2016 Executive Roundtable – The Role of Transparency in the Seniors Housing and Care Sector: Industry leaders discuss the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of transparency