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Seniors Housing & Care Journal – Call for Papers

2013 SHCJ Call for Papers Seniors Housing & Care Journal is accepting submissions for its 2013 issue. The Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal that disseminates empirically based research regarding the senior housing and care fields; addresses critical issues faced by senior care professionals; and is relevant to the day-to-day operation of senior communities....

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Moneyball Approach to Seniors Housing Sales

As documented in Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball, Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane was famous for using overlooked evidence to project which players would provide high value. This article uses the “Stages of Change” model to take a Moneyball approach to seniors housing sales, identifying behaviors and strategies that lead to high rates of return in sales...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Predicting Nursing Home Demand

Being able to predict short- and long-term demand for nursing home care is important for the industry and for policy makers. This article reports on a study that used a behavioral model of health service use, combining various sources of county-level data, to predict the rate of nursing homes by county throughout Michigan. Their model was able to explain 90 percent of the variance in...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Brief Intervention to Improve Psychological Fitness

A pilot study involving 96 members of a retirement community tested the efficacy of a brief intervention to improve psychological skills in order to improve older adults’ overall mental health. One month after the intervention, participants had significantly increased optimism and significantly decreased anxiety when compared to a control group. Source: Short JL. Psychological...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Functional Independence & Satisfaction with Assisted Living

Providers of assisted living (AL) serve residents by balancing their need for support and their desire for independence. It is important for AL providers to understand how residents’ functional independence influences their overall satisfaction. An analysis of Press Ganey and Associates’ Assisted Living Survey found that while satisfaction with caregivers and activities, as well as...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Resident Rights & the Census in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The decennial census (occurring every ten years) by the US Census Bureau provides crucial policy and planning information. It is important to incorporate the nursing home population in this larger civic project, but how can nursing home administrators balance resident autonomy and privacy, administrative demands, and accurate reporting of census data. A study commissioned by the Census...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Physical Design and Resident-Centered Care

The last two decades have seen a change in nursing home care toward an emphasis on resident autonomy and dignity, as well as increase social interaction between residents, staff, and residents’ families. This article presents a review of how the physical design of nursing homes has changed accordingly, moving away from hospital-styled design toward more home-like...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Factors Associated with LTC Planning

Survey research suggests that most adults do not plan ahead for long-term care (LTC) or understand the range of available LTC options. However, there is a lack of empirical research on LTC preparations among middle-aged adults. This article presents the findings of a survey of randomly selected households in Virginia that included adults age 40 and above.  The survey asked about...

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