Background Accidental falls are common among older adults and may lead to devastating consequences. One promising approach to reduce falls is to engage older adults in fall risk reduction through care management. Purpose This article describes the implementation by undergraduate nursing students of a 6 week interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Care Management (FPCM) intervention to improve […]
Objective Present an updated approach to identifying Medicare beneficiaries residing in licensed assisted living (AL) settings in the United States. Design Retrospective cohort study using a national list of licensed AL settings, US Postal Service (USPS) data, and enrollment, claims, and assessment data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Setting and Participants A […]
Teamwork is an aspiration in the delivery of interprofessional care to older adults, but how does it play out in residential settings that combine independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care? This study investigated teamwork as an organic part of a retirement and assisted living community immersed in mission-driven care. Drawing on 44 in-depth […]
Background Various technological interventions have been proposed and studied to address the growing demand for care of residents in assisted living facilities, in which a preexisting shortage of professional caregivers has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Care robots are one such intervention with the potential to improve both the care of older adults and […]
Objectives Develop an approach for identifying Medicare beneficiaries residing in US assisted living (AL) communities in calendar year 2018. Design We used the following data sources: national directory of licensed ALs, file of US addresses and their associated 9-digit ZIP codes (ZIP+4), Medicare Enrollment Database (EDB), Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF), and the Minimum Data Set […]
A disproportionate share of the health impacts of COVID-19 has been borne by older adults, particularly those in long-term care facilities (LTCs). Vaccination has been critical to efforts to combat this issue, but as we begin to emerge from this pandemic, questions remain about how to protect the health of residents of LTC and assisted […]
Background For the care need of older adults, long-term care (LTC) and assisted living (AL) facilities are expanding in Alberta, but little is known about the caregivers’ well-being. The purpose of the study was to investigate the physical health conditions, mental and emotional health (MEH), health behaviour, stress levels, quality of life (QOL), and turnover […]
This research is motivated by a change in Florida that affected assisted living facilities (ALFs) by removing the property tax exemptions for those operated by nonprofit organizations. As such, this paper addresses two research questions: (1) Are there systematic differences between Florida’s for‐profit and nonprofit‐designated ALFs in terms of operations and service provision? (2) What […]
Falls are common in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). We evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary impact of student-led Fall Prevention Care Management (FPCM) on reducing fall risks in ALFs. Residents who were age ≥65, had a fall in the previous year or considered high fall risk at the facility, and who had a MoCA cognition […]
ObjectivesTo examine perceptions of patient safety culture (PSC) among assisted living (AL) administrators and direct care workers (DCWs), and their associations with state regulations. DesignWe conducted a survey using the PSC instrument developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. Secondary data on ALs and residents were derived from the Medicare Master Beneficiary Summary […]
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: Findings from this study suggest that AL’s online reviews may signal quality of care issues, offering consumers information to make more informed decisions in their AL selection, and that reviews may offer insight into residents’ perspectives. However, ratings should not replace, but rather complement, other traditional ways of assessing resident experiences because of rating system limitations. Additionally, ratings may assist providers in making improvements to their ALs based on resident feedback, and function as a data source for policymakers about AL quality of care.
Our goal was to learn about monitoring and enforcement of state assisted living (AL) regulations. Using survey responses provided in 2019 from administrative agents across 48 states, we described state agency structures, accounted for operational processes concerning monitoring and enforcement, and documented data collecting and public reporting efforts. In half of the states, oversight of […]
Background and Objectives License inspection data have commonly been used as a quality measure for nursing homes but have not yet been used to assess the quality of assisted living/residential care (AL/RC) communities. Drawing on resource dependency theory, we test the hypothesis that structural and environmental characteristics influence AL/RC quality as measured by deficiency citations […]
Importance: Assisted living (AL) is the largest provider of residential long-term care in the US, and the morbidity of AL residents has been rising. However, AL is not a health care setting, and concern has been growing about residents’ medical and mental health needs. No guidance exists to inform this care. Objective: To identify consensus […]
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The current study aimed to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the Promoting Positive Care Interactions (PPCI) intervention designed to establish positive care interactions between staff and residents in assisted living (AL) using an online approach. PPCI was implemented in one AL community using a single group pre-/posttest design; 17 care staff were recruited […]
The purpose of this study was to test the preliminary effectiveness and feasibility of implementation of Function Focused Care for Assisted Living Using the Evidence Integration Triangle in Assisted Living Communities with Residents with Dementia (FFC-AL-EIT-D) during the pandemic. This was a single group pre-post study design including 51 communities in a single state. The […]
Assisted living (AL) communities are experiencing rising levels of resident acuity, challenging efforts to balance person-centered care—which prioritizes personhood, autonomy, and relationship-based care practices—with efforts to keep residents safe. Safety is a broad-scale problem in AL that encompasses care concerns (e.g., abuse/neglect, medication errors, inadequate staffing, and infection management) as well as resident issues (e.g., […]
Assisted living (AL) communities are long-term care settings where people live, work, and visit, and where social relationships and care, including end-of-life care, are negotiated. Assisted living is fraught with uncertainty and conflict about values, especially given residents’ cognitive and physical frailty. These value-laden issues have implications for both resident and care partners’ experiences. Yet, […]
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Objectives Develop and evaluate the implementation of a proposed model for large-scale data-driven quality improvement in assisted living. Design We conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation of a large-scale data-driven quality improvement collaborative of Wisconsin assisted living communities (ALCs). Setting and Participants The model has been voluntarily implemented by 810 Wisconsin-licensed ALCs serving >20,000 […]
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Adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE) is a key tool to improving the quality of care in assisted living communities (ALC). We examined whether EHRs were being used in ALC to support HIE in 2010 and 2018. We found that adoption of EHR and HIE functions increased substantially over the […]
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