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Implementation Of Post Falls Huddles In Skilled Nursing Facility, Princess Lomax 2020 Valparaiso University

Implementation Of Post Falls Huddles In Skilled Nursing Facility, Princess Lomax

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the quality improvement project, implementation of the post fall huddle in a long-term care facility. Falls are the most common problem in adults 65 years and older. Falls in this population can have devastating effects, often leading to significant changes in morbidity or death. Adults in long term care settings have an increased risk of falling and having a subsequent fall due to an acute illness, weakness, or confusion (CDC, 2015). At the skilled facility, there has been a significant increase in hospitalizations due to injuries sustained from falls. To address this ...


Care, Culture, And Neoliberalism: A Case Study In A Private Long-Term Care Facility In Northeastern China, Maya Alexis Bian 2020 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Care, Culture, And Neoliberalism: A Case Study In A Private Long-Term Care Facility In Northeastern China, Maya Alexis Bian

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Culture In Engaging The Senior Population In Omaha, Ne, Jamie Bish 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Role Of Culture In Engaging The Senior Population In Omaha, Ne, Jamie Bish

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

In recent years, the senior care industry has become the focus of many public health initiatives as we have come to better understand the significance of our aging population (Olivari et al., 2020). Between the years 2010 and 2050, the population of the United States over 65 years is expected to more than double, from 40.5 to 89 million (Dall et al., 2013). While this data provides a national outlook, further research is needed to determine local impacts. This project centers on developing a better understanding of the demographics of seniors in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area and ...


Early Detection Of Mild Cognitive Impairment With In-Home Sensors To Monitor Behavior Patterns In Community-Dwelling Senior Citizens In Singapore: Cross-Sectional Feasibility Study, Iris Rawtaer, Rathi Mahendran, Ee Heok Kua, Hwee-pink TAN, Hwee Xian TAN, Tih-Shih Lee, Tze Pin Ng 2020 Singapore Management University

Early Detection Of Mild Cognitive Impairment With In-Home Sensors To Monitor Behavior Patterns In Community-Dwelling Senior Citizens In Singapore: Cross-Sectional Feasibility Study, Iris Rawtaer, Rathi Mahendran, Ee Heok Kua, Hwee-Pink Tan, Hwee Xian Tan, Tih-Shih Lee, Tze Pin Ng

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Background: Dementia is a global epidemic and incurs substantial burden on the affected families and the health care system. A window of opportunity for intervention is the predementia stage known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Individuals often present to services late in the course of their disease and more needs to be done for early detection; sensor technology is a potential method for detection.Objective: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to establish the feasibility and acceptability of utilizing sensors in the homes of senior citizens to detect changes in behaviors unobtrusively.Methods: We recruited 59 community-dwelling seniors (aged ...


Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict And Its Brief Report: Relationship To Older Adult Volunteer Satisfaction And Retention, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler, Nicholas Silver, Abbie Hartford, Rachel Coleman 2020 The University of Maine

Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict And Its Brief Report: Relationship To Older Adult Volunteer Satisfaction And Retention, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler, Nicholas Silver, Abbie Hartford, Rachel Coleman

Maine Center on Aging Research and Evaluation

No abstract provided.


Strengthening Social Fabric And Quality Of Life, Singapore Management University 2020 Singapore Management University

Strengthening Social Fabric And Quality Of Life, Singapore Management University

Research Collection Office of Research & Tech Transfer

In this booklet, read about our research in the area of “Strengthening Social Fabric and Quality of Life”.

Contents:

Well-being of People, Groups, Organisations, Societies

  • Serving the Underserved
  • Does Family Background Affect Socioeconomic Mobility?
  • Becoming a Happy Analyst
  • Effective Childcare Subsidies
  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Successful Ageing of People, of Populations

  • Economic and Social Aspects of Ageing Successfully
  • Exploring the Effectiveness of Smart Technologies in Eldercare
  • Keeping our Silver Edge Sharp
  • Sleep Quality & Dementia

Social Inclusion, Exclusion, Inequality

  • The Helping Hand of Diversity
  • Protecting Vulnerable Adults
  • Finding the Path to an Inclusive Society
  • Well-being of Singapore Youth

Fairness ...


How Relevant Is The Hippocratic Oath In Guiding Physicians' Views On Physician-Assisted Suicide, Megan Neal 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

How Relevant Is The Hippocratic Oath In Guiding Physicians' Views On Physician-Assisted Suicide, Megan Neal

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Hippocratic Oath is an ancient vow that most doctors, especially within the last century in the United States, take upon their graduation from medical school. The importance of this oath, however, is up for debate as medical advances and cultural beliefs in the rights of the patient evolve. The Hippocratic Oath has been adapted many times over the past few centuries to reflect the beliefs of the period, but the original Oath still survives. One of the most recent movements in the medicine has been the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in select states. Using a qualitative, thematic approach ...


Senior To Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit, Kirsten Madsen, Liza Franses, Emily Ayenew, Katrina Behnke 2020 Sheridan College

Senior To Senior Anti-Bullying Toolkit, Kirsten Madsen, Liza Franses, Emily Ayenew, Katrina Behnke

Seniors Anti-Bullying Toolkit

People of all ages can be bullied. The Centre for Elder Research worked with Sheridan Professor Dr. Kirsten Madsen and Elder Abuse Prevention (ON) to better understand bullying between older adults age 55+ in Ontario. Our project aims were to collect data on the prevalence and nature of Senior to Senior bullying in Ontario, and to use this data to create this Toolkit outlining best practices and strategies for older adults and those working with older adults to stop bullying.

The Toolkit is part of a research project titled “Bullying between Older Adults: What is Happening in Ontario”? The research ...


Let’S Talk About Death: Conversation And Bereavement In Late-Life Widows And Widowers, Bekah Bass 2020 University of Northern Iowa

Let’S Talk About Death: Conversation And Bereavement In Late-Life Widows And Widowers, Bekah Bass

Research in the Capitol

Death is a taboo subject in American society, yet it affects everyone at some point in life. By looking at conversations surrounding death from a sociological perspective, I study the association between conversations about death and the grief of those left behind. Using the Changing Lives of Older Couples dataset, I am conducting a secondary data analysis to study the relationship between talking about death with a spouse before death, and the denial and mental health impacts on the widow after death. By understanding how conversations about death may be related to positive or negative outcomes, we can better support ...


Older Adults And Information And Communication Technologies In The Global North, Molly-Gloria R. Harper, Barry Wellman, Anabel Quan-Haase 2020 Western University

Older Adults And Information And Communication Technologies In The Global North, Molly-Gloria R. Harper, Barry Wellman, Anabel Quan-Haase

FIMS Publications

At all ages, people are incorporating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into their lives. It is not that they have stopped talking with each other in-person, it is that ICTs complement their interactions when they cannot be together face-to-face. Since the 1990s, email has provided a routine way to stay in touch and sustain meaningful contact over distance. But not all age groups have adopted ICTs with the same enthusiasm. Research in the Global North has consistently reported that age plays an important role in ICT adoption and use (Anderson and Perrin 2017). For example, older adults have been the ...


A Melting Pot Of Medications: Issues Regarding Over-Prescribing In Dementia Populations, Angela Gifford 2020 University of Nebraska at Omaha

A Melting Pot Of Medications: Issues Regarding Over-Prescribing In Dementia Populations, Angela Gifford

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Over-prescribing is an issue faced by many in the older population, but dementia patients statistically experience higher prescribing rates of potentially inappropriate medications compared to their peers. There are currently no FDA approved medications available for the direct treatment of dementia, but drug classes like anticholinergics and psychotropics are used for the management of behavioral symptoms associated with the disease. These drugs can cause negative side-effects in the dementia populations including gastrointestinal issues, neurological issues, increased hospitalizations, and increased mortality rates within this group. Most troubling, the benefits that are supposed to occur from taking these drugs have been show ...


「齡活大使」訓練手冊, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心 2020 Lingnan University

「齡活大使」訓練手冊, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心

Manual & Guide 手冊及指引

嶺南大學獲賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助,與本地另外三所老年學研究單位共同推行為期共五年半的「賽馬會齡活城市計劃」。嶺南大學團隊先後在新界及離島四個區域進行研究,採取「由下至上、地區為本」的模式,了解當區居民對「長者及年齡友善」程度的評價及改善社區設施與服務的意見,並協助區議會制定行動方案及加入「世界衞生組織全球長者及年齡友善城市及社區網絡」,使社區有策略地發展成「長者及年齡友善」社區。

同時,培訓社區人才亦是「長者及年齡友善」城市得以持續發展的重要因素。因此,嶺南大學團隊著手總結過去四年多在社區內推行「齡活大使」訓練的經驗,集合眾人之心得,彙編成冊,力求過去的點滴能對未來發展有所啟迪。感謝參與計劃之各大學團隊的合作,及社區單位及參加者的無私分享,才可促成本手冊面世,與社會人士分享。


Christine "Chris" Kyker Papers, 1946-2017, Chris Kyker 2020 Abilene Christian University

Christine "Chris" Kyker Papers, 1946-2017, Chris Kyker

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

No abstract provided.


Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict Phase Ii: Rsvp Program Survey Report, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler 2020 The University of Maine

Juggling Multiple Roles: An Examination Of Role Conflict Phase Ii: Rsvp Program Survey Report, Jennifer Crittenden, Sandy Butler

Maine Center on Aging Research and Evaluation

For many nonprofits, older adult volunteers are the bedrock of the volunteer workforce. However, older adults are increasingly leaving their volunteer work to pursue paid employment and family caregiving. To explore how the volunteer sector has responded to this reality, a survey was distributed to 55 Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVPs) across the U.S. Twenty-one programs responded identifying a range of strategies including: flexible scheduling, integrating care recipients into volunteer assignments, offering resource referral to caregivers, and expanded office hours for older workers. Findings provide strategies that can be replicated across program sectors to retain older adult volunteers.


Negotiating Informal And Formal Supportive Services Among Older Adults: An Analysis Of A Caring Culture At Hope Meadows, Derek Ruszkowski 2020 Illinois State University

Negotiating Informal And Formal Supportive Services Among Older Adults: An Analysis Of A Caring Culture At Hope Meadows, Derek Ruszkowski

Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development to Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development—Student Research

This case study examines discourses of living and volunteering at an intentional and intergenerational neighborhood in Rantoul, IL managed by a non-profit called Hope Meadows. This is accomplished through participant and non-participant observations and nine resident interviews. The research contributes to literature on community-level efforts serving to strengthen supportive relationships among neighbors by examining a population that is engaged in providing services to their fellow community residents and the non-profit organization in exchange for below-market rent. Additionally, the outcome contributes to literature on aging-in-place, sustaining volunteer programs dependent on committed residents, and challenges of an increasingly disproportionate aging population. Due ...


Religious Self-Care Strategies Of Caregivers Supporting Individuals With Neurodegenerative Diseases, Gabrielle Woods 2020 Iowa State University

Religious Self-Care Strategies Of Caregivers Supporting Individuals With Neurodegenerative Diseases, Gabrielle Woods

Creative Components

Complex neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are highly prevalent in the United States. In effect, the number of spousal caregivers is climbing along with the multifaceted negative health consequences these support persons face while providing care. The literature reviewed examines the impact dimensions of religiosity (organizational, non-organizational, and intrinsic) have on caregiver wellbeing.

The purpose of this creative component was to communicate activities associated with caregiving and share the stories of three caregivers’ quest in coping with negative health effects by means of religious endeavors. The three stories are communicated through a short video ...


The Effects Of Cognitive Training On Behavioral Functioning In Persons With Dementia, Abigail J. Dye 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Effects Of Cognitive Training On Behavioral Functioning In Persons With Dementia, Abigail J. Dye

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Lack of engagement in pleasant activities and negative mood are two factors that decrease quality of life (QoL) for older adults with moderate to severe cognitive impairment. As enhancing QoL has become a primary treatment outcome for individuals with cognitive impairment, investigation into the ability of nonpharmacological interventions to increase engagement and positive mood has come to the forefront of research. Cognitive training is a nonpharmacological intervention that utilizes manualized techniques with the primary goal of enhancing different areas of cognitive function. Although the cognitive benefits of the programs have been widely investigated and established, the potential benefits that cognitive ...


The Effects Of A Cognitive Training Program For Healthy Older Adults: A Program Evaluation Study, Jacklyn Gehling 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Effects Of A Cognitive Training Program For Healthy Older Adults: A Program Evaluation Study, Jacklyn Gehling

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

As one ages, some degree of cognitive decline is expected. Despite this, declines in cognitive abilities and the possibility of developing dementia are common concerns among older adults. In response to these concerns, a variety of cognitive training programs have been developed that aim to improve or maintain cognitive functioning. Previous literature has shown mixed or limited findings on cognitive changes after implementation of cognitive training. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a cognitive training program designed for older adults with no to minimal cognitive decline. The current study included 19 participants who engaged in two, one-hour long cognitive training ...


An Investigation Into The Perceptions Of Elderspeak And How It Effects Mood Among An Assisted Living Population, Paige T. Shoutz 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato

An Investigation Into The Perceptions Of Elderspeak And How It Effects Mood Among An Assisted Living Population, Paige T. Shoutz

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This study aimed to examine perceptions of ES and its effect on mood among older adults residing in assisted living facilities (ALFs). Residents (N=6) were exposed to two videos comprised of an interaction of a nursing assistant aiding an older adult resident during activities of daily living. One of the videos demonstrated neutral communication, whereas the other video demonstrated communication with elderspeak. A mood rating was obtained prior to and immediately following exposure to each of the videos. Participants also provided ratings of the nursing assistant, and completed a qualitative interview that gathered their opinions, perceptions, and perceived differences ...


Barriers To Utilizing Resources For The Dementia Caregiver, Rebecca L. M. Shanafelt 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Barriers To Utilizing Resources For The Dementia Caregiver, Rebecca L. M. Shanafelt

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The family caregiver of a person with dementia (PwD) provides valuable care and experiences negative health outcomes as a result. These negative health outcomes can be mitigated utilizing resources, however utilization rates remain low. While there is some research on barriers to accessing resources there is very little focused on caregivers of PwD. This study through semi-structured interviews with caregivers of PwD takes a deep look into the experience of first signs, diagnosis, and utilization of resources to better understand what those barriers might be. This study found that because of the healthcare structure caregivers do not learn about resources ...


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