Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Senior Housing and Care Journal 2020

In 2020, 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 years past, the journal editors selected an Outstanding Research Paper for special recognition. This year that recognition was awarded to Inker, Pryor, Arbogast, Op De Beke, and Okhravi, for their paper, “Can You Just Give Us Something to Help Her?” Off-Label Use of Antipsychotic Medication in Virginia Assisted Living Facilities. The study described in their article examines prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in assisted living facilities. In addition to finding a rate of such medication use that was three times that of Virginia nursing homes, they revealed assisted living staff’s perceived lack of support and training on use of antipsychotics.

Two research articles were awarded special recognition. Of these, Organizational and Health Care Policy Barriers to Providing Mealtime Assistance to Nursing Home Residents With Dementia by Douglas, Jung, Noh, Ellis, and Ferguson, explores certified nursing assistants’ experiences in feeding and assisting residents with dementia during meals. They concluded that incorporating certified nursing assistant input in several areas related to feeding supports their ability to care for residents. The second article receiving special recognition is Evacuating or Sheltering in Place During a Disaster: The Role of Leadership in Assisted Living by Peterson, June, Dobbs, Dosa, and Hyer. This article focused on decisions to evacuate or shelter in place during a hurricane and identified several themes that affected the course of action.

The full list of available downloads include:

  • Full 2020 Seniors Housing & Care Journal
  • Executive Summaries of the 2020 Seniors Housing & Care Journal
  • Individual Papers

Outstanding Research Paper

“Can You Just Give Us Something to Help Her?” Off-Label Use of Antipsychotic Medication in Virginia Assisted Living Facilities
Jenny Inker, MBA, PhD; Jennifer Pryor, MS; Charlotte Arbogast, MS; Maya Op De Beke, MS; Hamid Okhravi, MD

 

Paper of Merit

Organizational and Health Care Policy Barriers to Providing Mealtime Assistance to Nursing Home Residents With Dementia
Joy W. Douglas, PhD, RD, CSG, LD; Seung Eun Jung, PhD, RD; Hyunjin Noh, PhD, MSW; Amy C. Ellis, PhD, RD, LD; Christine C. Ferguson, MS, RD, LD

 

Paper of Merit

Evacuating or Sheltering in Place During a Disaster: The Role of Leadership in Assisted Living
Lindsay Peterson, PhD; Joseph June, MPH; Debra Dobbs, PhD; David Dosa, MD, MPH; Kathryn Hyer, MPP, PhD

 

Impact of Tuned Lighting on Skilled Nursing Center Residents’ Sleep
Rosa R. Baier, MPH; Ellen McCreedy, PhD; Naomi Miller, MS; Eunice Noell-Waggoner, BS; Scott Stringer, MD; David R. Gifford, MD, MPH; Rebecca Uth, PsyD; Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD

Resident Perspectives on the Integration of a University-Sponsored Counseling Program Within a Life Plan Community
Matthew C. Fullen, PhD; Jonathan D. Wiley, PhD; Paul M. Delaughter, BS; Justin R. Jordan, MA; Jyotsana Sharma, PhD; Connie C. Tomlin, MA

Testing the Associations Between the Assisted Living Environment and Residents’ Satisfaction With Assisted Living
Sarah D. Holmes, PhD, MSW; Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP; Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP; Ann Gruber-Baldini, PhD; Nancy Kusmaul, PhD, MSW; Nancy Lerner, DNP, RN, CDONA

Long-term Care: Influences on Funding Schemes Among Aging Americans
Ami R. Moore, PhD, MPH, CPH; Rebekah P. Knight, PhD, CPG; Charity Tinofirei, MS; Foster Amey, PhD

An Interprofessional Approach to a Palliative Care Training Program and Delivery Model in the Nursing Home
Joann P. Reinhardt, PhD; Laurie Posner, MD; Ruth Spinner, MD; Elizabeth Weingast, RN, MSN, GNP; Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, MS, MAHL; Orah Burack, MA

 

Commentaries

The Rules of Engagement: Using Improvisation to Build Relationship-Centered Care
Catherine Ann Braxton, BA, RBT, CDCS

Benefits and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence Use for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, With Recommendations for Use in Long-term Care
Janessa McQuivey, BS; Naomi McAllister; Jeremy B. Yorgason, PhD

Creative Practices in the Workplace
Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC; Rosemary Jordan, MPH, MPP