Published On: 05-01-2022

This paper reports on a longitudinal eight-year analysis (2011-2019) of trajectory of function and well-being residents of TigerPlace Aging in Place (AIP) model of care. Residents were routinely assessed using standard health assessment instruments. Average scores from each measure were examined for changes or trends in resident function; decline over time was calculated. Scores for depression, mental health subscale Short Form Health Survey-12 (SF-12) remained stable over time. Mini Mental State Exam declined to mild dementia range (21-24). Physical measures SF-12 physical health subscale, ADLs, and IADLs declined slightly, while fall risk increased over time. When yearly trends in AIP were modeled with a referent group there was no significant worsening of functioning. The length of stay for TigerPlace residents continued to remain stable at nearly 30 months. Residents maintained function in the environment of their choice longer at cost less than nursing homes, and just above residential care cost.

Popejoy, L., Zaniletti, I., Lane, K., Anderson, L., Miller, S., & Rantz, M. (2022). Longitudinal analysis of aging in place at TigerPlace: Resident function and well-being. Geriatric Nursing, 45(3), 47-54.