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Category: Senior Housing

TRENDING NOW: Skilled Nursing Homes Striving for a Comeback

A recent McKnight’s column titled “The Evolution of Nursing Homes” examines the changing world of skilled nursing homes and how many are convinced that this is no longer a dwindling sector. The article discusses that many within the senior living industry have shifted away from developing skilled nursing communities for a number of reasons. For example, the author mentions how...

Can’t Get No Satisfaction: How Do Respondents’ Personal Characteristics Impact Resident Satisfaction Ratings?

Resident and customer satisfaction surveys are an important way for aging services organizations to gauge how well they meet the needs and preferences of the older adults they serve. However, research has shown that satisfaction scores can be influenced by personal characteristics of the individuals providing the rating, which can be unrelated to the services provided. A recent study...

TRENDING NOW: How Aging Baby Boomers, Diversity Are Changing Assisted Living

Recently, Bankrate published an online article titled Latest Trends in Assisted Living Facilities. The article examines how the senior living industry is changing to accommodate the diverse needs and wants of aging baby boomers. The article discusses that assisted living programs are implementing new features within their walls as an attempt to meet the needs of a variety of older...

All by Myself: Life Plan Community Residents Experience Social Isolation

While research on isolation in community-dwelling older adults (e.g., older adults still living in their own homes) is prevalent, less attention has been focused on examining the experience of social isolation in group residences like Life Plan Communities. Recently, researchers asked both residents and staff in a Life Plan Community to provide their assessment of how socially isolated...

TRENDING NOW: Senior Living Administrators Seek Solutions for Staffing Shortages

Recently Senior Housing News published an article that examines the continuation of staffing shortages within the senior housing community, and how administrators within the industry are finding innovative solutions. The article cites the June 2016 Ziegler CFO Hotline Survey. This survey reported that the average turnover rate within a senior living organization was 30 percent for...

Stigma & Separation: Social Issues Surrounding Multiple Levels of Care in Senior Housing

Although Life Plan Communities and other multilevel senior living residences offer older adults the ability to age in place as care needs change, transitions from one level of care to another and interactions across levels of care pose challenges for residents and staff. Research has shown these transitions to often be more disruptive than expected in terms of social consequences. A...

TRENDING NOW: Aging in Place with Access to Continuing Care

With the aging of thousands of baby boomers , the demand for new home- and community-based care models is increasing. An overwhelming number of older adults want to age in place, but many times this is not possible due to the need for increasing care. A new model has been introduced that brings the services of a Life Plan Community to an individual’s home. This model provides...

TRENDING NOW: Cohousing Developments Offer Unique Option for Aging in Place

Cohousing communities are taking off in British Columbia as a way to encourage positive aging. One recently completed community called Harbourside Cohousing is built on the site of a former fishing lodge and comprises 31 apartments and duplexes The residents of Harbourside Cohousing did not know each other before moving in, but they all had one goal: they wanted to live among a...

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