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Physical and social activities need a boost in nursing homes-4280

Physical and social activities need a boost in nursing homes

In the state of Massachusetts, nursing home residents and their families completed surveys rating their satisfaction with the home on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning very dissatisfied and 5 meaning very satisfied. Analysis of data collected in 2005, 2007 and 2009 showed that overall satisfaction was consistently high, ranked at 4.09 to 4.16. However, 25% of homes received scores of “less than satisfactory.” Nursing homes with higher scores tended to have higher staffing levels, fewer citations for deficiencies, and be owned by non-profits or governments.

Family members gave a lower rating to the physical activities and social activities available in the nursing homes, and they also were less satisfied with the meals and food options.

SOURCE: Health Affairs, 32(8)1416-1425 (August 2013)

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Older adults not so happy when living with kids-4199

Older adults not so happy when living with kids

Independent researchers used data from the Gallup Healthways Wellbeing Index (1.8 million individuals in the United States) and the Gallup World Poll (1.1 million individuals in 161 countries).

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Family support important to residents in assisted living-4122

Family support important to residents in assisted living

In-person interviews were conducted with 192 people in nine assisted living residences, followed by mapping of their social networks.

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Reducing social isolation may reduce mortality-3619

Reducing social isolation may reduce mortality

The social contacts with family and friends along with engagement in civic activities for 6,500 men and women ages 52 and older who took part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (2004-2005) were analyzed, along with their answers to a questionnaire measuring loneliness. These findings were compared to mortality data after an average 7.5 years of follow-up.

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Meaningful social participation leads to successful aging-3437

Meaningful social participation leads to successful aging

The social dimension of wellness has increasing support from research on its contribution to active aging.

SURVEY: The responses of 16,369 people (65 years or older) participating in the 2008/2009 Canadian Community Health Survey―Healthy Aging were used to compare the number and frequency of their social activities to their reports of self-perceived health, loneliness and life dissatisfaction.

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First-time grandparents dive into childcare-3431

First-time grandparents dive into childcare

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