- Intimate And Social Relationships Important For Older Adults In Assisted LivingIntimate and social relationships remain important for older adults residing in assisted-living facilities, according to a recent study. In a study examining the intimate and social relationships of married and unmarried couples in assisted living, researchers found benefits of late-life couplehood included companionship, support and affection. However, there were some detrimental outcomes, such as feeling… more »News
- Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel at Home in U.S.Researchers at Georgia State University, the International Association of Long Term Care Directors and Shaanxi Normal University found favorable social policies toward older adults, such as Medicare, Medicaid, low-income housing and social services, are important factors that make older immigrants feel a sense of home in a foreign land. The findings are published in the… more »News
- Laughter-based Exercise Program For Older Adults Has Health Benefits, Georgia State Researchers FindIn this study, older adults residing in four assisted-living facilities participated in a moderate-intensity group exercise program called LaughActive that incorporates playful simulated laughter into a strength, balance and flexibility workout. In simulated laughter exercises, participants initially choose to laugh and go through the motions of laughing. The exercises facilitate eye contact and playful behaviors… more »News
- Assisted-Living Facilities Limit Older Adults’ Rights to Sexual Freedom, Georgia State Study FindsOlder adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these facilities, according to research conducted by the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. Though assisted-living facilities emphasize independence and autonomy, this study found staff… more »News
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