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Residents rated their satisfaction with their facility's environment, activities, administration, direct care/nursing assistants, laundry, meals and dining, social services and therapy, as well as general satisfaction. This was the third time the state has conducted a resident satisfaction survey of residential care facilities, better known as assisted living facilities. The survey was developed by Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University and the Margaret Blenkner Institute, and was conducted between July 2011 and January 2012 by Vital Research, LLC.
The Ohio Department of Aging has recognized that many people who are retired aren't yet ready to be retired.
Motivation varies among older adults, Suzanne Kunkel said. While some just want to stay busy, others need the extra income. "Aging is different than it used to be," said Kunkel, director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. "People want to stay involved in the community." And, when it comes to jobs, "We need them. ... We need their numbers in the labor force, their expertise, their experience and wisdom."
PORT CLINTON -- The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Drive, ranked in the top 25 in an Ohio Department of Aging nursing home and residential care (assisted living) resident survey for overall satisfaction.
This was the third time the state has conducted a resident satisfaction survey of residential care facilities, better known as assisted living facilities. The survey was developed by Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University and the Margaret Blenkner Institute.
Ohio nursing homes don’t have to accept potentially dangerous and violent patients like the man who escaped from a secured unit in a Heath facility Thursday, forcing schools to close and putting residents on edge.
The Heath Nursing Care Center could have refused care for John J. Stroud, 53, if staff didn’t think they could provide the necessary level of security, said Jane Straker, a senior research scholar at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center.
SALEM - The Skilled Nursing Facility inside Salem Community Hospital outscored all but two of the 950 nursing homes in the state where residents ranked their satisfaction, earning a 98.02 percent overall score.
The Ohio Department of Aging released the results of the survey late last week. The survey was developed by the Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University and the Margaret Blenkner Institute.
Butler County nursing homes Berkeley Square of Hamilton and Mount Pleasant Retirement Village of Monroe were ranked in the top 25 in the state for patient satisfaction, according to Ohio Department of Aging.
The annual survey of patients of nursing home and assisted living facilities was conducted from July 2011 to January 2012 and developed by Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center.
The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) released the 2011 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey report Thursday, the only one of its kind in the nation, showing that nursing home and assisted living facility residents report expressed continued and increasing satisfaction with the quality of their care.
Each month, 12,000 Ohioans turn 65. That matches the national trend. By the year 2050 more than 80 million Americans will be 65 or older. And as more and more reach advanced ages, many will require more care and assistance.
Listen to a panel of experts in aging that includes Scripps Bob Applebaum, Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Project.
Ohio’s population is getting older, but the state’s counties are not prepared to meet the needs of the exploding numbers of senior citizens, aging experts warn. Some 10 years ago, those aged 60 or older did not comprise 25 percent of any Ohio county.
But in eight years, researchers told the Columbus Dispatch, more than half of the state’s 88 counties will hit that mark — and in some areas, the number of senior citizens will be closer to 33 percent
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