Seniors Housing & Care Journal

In 2019, Seniors Housing & Care Journal continues its tradition of offering empirically based research articles and commentaries relating to issues critical to seniors housing providers and investors. More specifically, the journal focuses on four areas: asset transparency, leadership development and talent selection, availability and affordability of seniors housing, and quality outcomes.

As in the past, the journal editors selected an Outstanding Research Paper for special recognition. This year that recognition was awarded to Eunice Park-Lee and Manisha Sengupta for their paper, Injurious Falls, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits Among Residential Care Residents With Cognitive Impairment: Adverse Outcomes in Dementia Special Care Units (DSCU) Versus Non-DSCU Settings. The study described in their article examines whether residing in dementia special care units is associated with fewer injurious falls, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits among older, cognitively impaired residential care community residents. Findings reveal that DSCU residence was associated with fewer overnight hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

Two papers were awarded special recognition. One of these is a research article by McMahan, Godoy, Awosanya, Winningham, De Vilmorin, and McMahon that examines the effects of resident engagement in Technology Mediated Recreational Programming (TMRP) on indicators of well-being and quality of life. They found that TMRP is associated with numerous benefits and that utilization of these technologies improves residents’ well-being. The second article receiving special recognition is titled The Resident Perspective on Housing with Services: The Right Care, Right Place, Right Time Program, by Miller, Nadash, Simpson, Shellito, and Cohen. This article explores older adult participants’ perspectives on a housing with services model that emphasizes health-related care-coordinated supports for older residents.

 

The full list of articles and available downloads include:

  • Full 2019 Seniors Housing & Care Journal
  • Executive Summaries of the 2019 Seniors Housing & Care Journal Articles:

 

Outstanding Research Paper

Injurious Falls, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits Among Residential Care Residents With Cognitive Impairment: Adverse Outcomes in Dementia Special Care Units (DSCU) Versus Non-DSCU Settings

Eunice Park-Lee, PhD; Manisha Sengupta, PhD

 

Paper of Merit

Better Living through Technology: The Effects of Technology-Mediated Recreation on Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Quality of Life

Ethan A. McMahan, PhD; Marion Godoy, RN, BScN; Abiola Awosanya, BScTR; Robert G. Winningham, PhD; Charles De Vilmorin; Meaghan McMahon, MSW

 

Paper of Merit

The Resident Perspective on Housing With Services: The Right Care, Right Place, Right Time Program

Edward Alan Miller, PhD, MPA; Pamela Nadash, PhD, BPhil; Elizabeth Simpson, MPH; Natalie Shellito, MA; Marc Cohen, PhD

 

Service Availability, Service Use, and Psychological Well-Being of Older Residents of Residential Care Facilities and Nursing Homes

Yeon Jin Choi, PhD  

 

Examining the Link Between Oral Health and Common Medical Conditions in Older Adults Living in Seniors Housing: Recommendations to Improve Overall Quality of Life

Suchitra Nelson, PhD; Farida Kassim Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S

 

Wellness Among Life Plan Community Residents: Relationship Between Culture and Outcomes

Catherine J. O’Brien, PhD, MPH; Jennifer L. Smith, PhD; Joseph G. Bihary, PhD; Dugan O’Connor, MS; Ajla Basic, BS  

 

Collaboration Between Supportive Housing and Emergency Medical Services: A Partnership With Potential

Pamela Nadash, PhD, BPhil; Edward Alan Miller, PhD, MPA; Elizabeth Simpson, MPH; Natalie Shellito, MA; Marc Cohen, PhD

 

Integrating Reminiscence Into Assessments, Care Planning, and Daily Care for Residents With Dementia

Phoenix, MSW, CPG, CAEd, CMC; Jennie Clark, MAG, CPG, CAEd, CMC, ECHM, CDP

 

2019 Executive Roundtable: The Forgotten Middle—Middle Market Seniors Housing Study

David Grabowski, Caroline Pearson, Charlene Quinn

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