Aging in Place: Transitional Housing and Supported Housing Models

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with patient- and family-centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments...

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A new paradigm of technology enabled “vital signs” for early detection of health change for older adults

Environmentally embedded (non-wearable) sensor technology is in continuous use in elder housing to monitor a new set of “vital signs” that continuously measure the functional status of older adults, detect potential changes in health or functional status, and alert...

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Sensor technology to support Aging in Place

Older adults want to age in place at home. Sensor technology has the potential to help by monitoring individuals’ health status, detecting emergency situations, and notifying health care providers. Researchers at the University of Missouri are investigating the impact...

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Coming of Age: Marilyn Rantz Heralds an Eldercare Renaissance

The normal process of aging drives Curators Professor of nursing Marilyn Rantz’s work on improving life for elderly adults. Rantz — an experienced administrator and registered nurse — researches how to make seniors’ lives healthier and more independent as...

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A comparison of video-based resident-family communication in a nursing home and a congregate living facility

Objective: To explore user perceptions of videophone communication in different long-term care settings by comparing interview transcripts of a study involving residents of a congregate living facility (CLF) and family members with findings of a case study involving a...

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Older adults live independently longer when monitored by care team and technology

Finding ways to help older adults “age in place” has been a focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Now, a new study shows their work at TigerPlace, an independent living community that...

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Dance-based therapy in a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly: an integrative approach to decrease fall risk

Loss of balance and diminished gait are major fall risk factors in older persons. Literature suggests that physical activity based on dance may improve balance and gait. The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether dance-based therapy...

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Average in-home gait speed: Investigation of a new metric for mobility and fall risk assessment of elders

A study was conducted to assess how a new metric, average in-home gait speed (AIGS), measured using a low-cost, environmentally mounted, continuous monitoring system, compares to a set of traditional physical performance instruments used for mobility and fall risk...

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Evaluation of health alerts from an early illness warning system in independent living

Passive sensor networks were deployed in independent living apartments to monitor older adults in their home environments to detect signs of impending illness and alert clinicians so they can intervene and prevent or delay significant changes in health or...

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Kinect Effect Reaches Into Hospitals, Senior Centers

In the year since Microsoft launched Kinect for Xbox 360, the controller-free device has been adopted and adapted for a growing number of non-gaming uses, many of them in the healthcare field. (2011) Press Release @ Microsoft

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