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What Factors Affect a Widow or Widower’s Risk of Death?

Widowhood has been known to increase the probability of dying for the surviving spouse, but many questions remain about the reasons for this greater risk of mortality. A recent study of data from the Health and Retirement Study attempts to look at explanations for this association, as well as which factors might be associated with variations in the risk of mortality among those who...

Influences on Caregivers’ Self-Perceived Ability to Provide Individualized Care

Individualized care (also referred to as person-centered care, consumer-directed care, and self-directed care) takes into account resident individuality, includes resident participation in decision-making processes, and provides a holistic approach to wellness. However, providing individualized care can be a resource- and energy-intensive process for long-term care staff. Such...

Engaged as We Age

Engaged as We Age
Many of today’s older adults are re-inventing how they become or remain engaged with work, volunteer activities, education and other learning activities, and caregiving for family members and friends.  While the possibilities for positive aging are expanding, fundamental questions remain about how the new ways of engagement might affect the mental and physical health of older...

The Link Between Physical Health & Psychological Well-Being Among Recently Bereaved Spouses

The Link Between Physical Health & Psychological Well-Being Among Recently Bereaved Spouses
One of the most distressing of life events is experiencing the death of a spouse.  The health detriments associated with widowhood are well-documented. Surviving spouses commonly experience declines in both psychological well-being and physical health.  Very little research, however, has shown whether health at the time of widowhood or health-related changes that accompany widowhood...

AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2008 Results

The release of the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report coincides with one of the most challenging economic environments senior living providers have faced in decades.  This annual publication of data from the nation’s 100 largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living providers reflects ongoing growth by some but unit reductions by many others. The publication’s primary...

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