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Special care units (SCUs) for nursing home residents with dementia continue to proliferate rapidly. However, the research findings on the benefits of these units for residents and staff vary. Using a large sample from 38 randomly selected facilities in two states, this study examines job...
Because of the dramatic growth in the senior population, a community's assessment of the health needs of its older adults has become increasingly important. Telephone surveys have been routinely used to assess a variety of senior issues. Identified limitations of telephone surveys, however,...
Computer-mediated support groups (CMSG) for family caregivers are proliferating; however, actual social support needs of potential CMSG users and their expectations regarding CMSG use have not been studied. The authors used path analysis to investigate how the responses of 118 family caregivers...
In recent years, journal editors have issued loud and earnest calls for high-quality manuscripts based on qualitative methods. Yet, in reviewing the past several years of gerontological journals, including the Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG), the authors noticed that the rate at which...
Based on 6,444 deceased respondents ages 80 to 105 years from the first three waves of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, the authors use multilevel modeling to examine how community development, individual sociodemographic characteristics, health conditions, and health resources...
Long-term care organizations are facing rapid environmental changes given recent market and policy changes, which include the implementation of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA; 1997), the growthof managed care, the increased number of nursing home alternatives, and nurse staffing shortages. Using...
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