Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Seniors Housing & Care Journal 2016



The Seniors Housing & Care Journal is an annual, peer-reviewed publication that provides empirically-based research and commentaries about quality and progressive practices in the seniors housing and care industry. Each year, the Journal’s editorial board members review submissions and choose the articles they believe best demonstrate how program implementation, evaluation, and research can used to improve planning, operations, and policies in all forms of senior living. One article is recognized annually as Outstanding Research Paper.

The 2016 edition of the Journal features articles and commentaries focusing on issues related to both resident quality of life and community operations, such as:

  • How four communication practices—consistent assignment, regularly scheduled huddles, quality improvement huddles closest to the resident,
    and certified nursing assistants’ involvement in care plan meetings—were associated with better organizational outcomes.—The 2016 PGIM Outstanding Research Paper.
  • Clear and concrete steps for utilizing customer satisfaction surveys to develop an action plan and improve areas that have the strongest impact on satisfaction.
  • How direct communication between dietary staff and certified nursing assistants about resident weight, a consistent process for root cause
    analysis, and higher staffing ratios were associated with fewer falls and/or hospitalizations.
  • Why lower-middle income market households are likely to move to an age-qualified, service-enriched community at the same rate as the upper-middle income (UMI) market, although the product must be lower in price.
  • The the critical role of personal care aides.

Returning to the 2016 Journal is the Executive Roundtable. Industry executives provide first-person insights about topic areas relevant to all in seniors housing: quality, leadership, and affordability.

Executive summaries highlighting excerpts from the 2016 Seniors Housing & Care Journal research papers are available here.