SCIENTIFIC INSIGHTS FROM 2022
EXCITING NEW RESEARCH WITH PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR ENHANCING SENIOR LIVING OFFERINGS
Mather Institute summarizes 10 recent research studies on a range of topics, from simple ways to support residents’ sense of purpose to how (and why) to reconsider between-meal snacks for skilled nursing residents. All can spark ideas for senior living or aging service organizations, and all are summarized in a free report that showcases the recipients of our 2022 Innovative Research on Aging Awards. Created to inspire next practices, the annual award honors researchers committed to exploring ways to improve the lives of older adults.
IN THIS INDUSTRY REPORT, YOU’LL LEARN:
- about recent study findings related to senior living, caregiving, staff training and empowerment, and aging in place
- ideas for applying evidence-based findings from the studies to update your practices and benefit your organization
FROM THIS INDUSTRY REPORT:
“The study shows that those who reported the pandemic had a significant impact on their social lives indicated higher levels of loneliness, but if they walked a dog at least once a day, they did not become lonelier. The researchers concluded that regular dog-walking can protect from substantial declines in social connectedness, making it a beneficial therapy in relation to loneliness for individuals who experience significant social setbacks.”