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Illinois Industry Salaries Revealed

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 their annual salary and benefits reports conducted with member organizations. The reports provide key salary and benefits comparisons across regions and positions (i.e., administration, managers,...

Why Turnover in Nursing Home Staff Matters

Although prior research on factors impacting quality indicators of resident outcomes in nursing homes has focused on nursing home staffing and skill mix, less attention has been paid to the potential impact of staff turnover. A recent study used data from the National Nursing Home Survey to determine the impact of nursing staff turnover on residents. Even when staffing mix, bed size,...

Using Self-Reports of Individuals with Dementia to Examine How the Experience of Dementia Affects Psychosocial Outcomes

Most studies of the psychological and social outcomes associated with dementia have relied on reports given by caregivers and clinicians to describe the experiences of individuals with dementia. Unfortunately, using such proxy reports can introduce potential biases that lead to under- or overestimating the subjective experiences of individuals with dementia. Recently developed methods...

How is Your Employee Wellness Program? We’d Like to Know!

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, in partnership with LeadingAge and American Seniors Housing Association, seeks participants for an in-depth national survey of the seniors housing sector to understand the scope, nature, and impact of employee wellness programs across the continuum of health care service organizations. While workplace wellness programs seem to be on the rise in the...

Sources of Discomfort in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

The assessment of pain and discomfort among individuals with dementia is complicated by the difficulty such individuals face in identifying the source of their discomfort, as well as the variety of physical ailments that often accompany dementia. A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine examines an alternative approach to existing measures of pain and discomfort for...

Health in the Older Adult Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Population

The growing older adult population and the increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals has led researchers to the long-neglected health needs of the LGBT older adult population. State- and community-level research shows that the population of LGBT older adults in the United States experiences many physical and mental health disparities as a result...

Age May Moderate the Impact of Work Stress

As older adults are increasingly remaining in or returning to professional employment, there is greater interest in how age might influence the experience of work. Older workers tend to bring more workplace experience that can help manage the effects of job stress. On the other hand, younger workers may find it easier to pursue new career options, which may alleviate some of the...

Training on Empathy May Improve Physician Attitudes to Older Patients

The aging of the US population is creating an increased need for physicians who are skilled in the care of older adults. However, many surveys suggest that physicians and medical students hold negative attitudes toward working with older adult patients, or lack knowledge on the treatment of older adults. Interventions designed to improve physicians’ attitudes toward older adult...

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