FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers.
"We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the things they want to do," said study co-author Shevaun Neupert. She is a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University.
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds.
"The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already know predict resident satisfaction as well," said study leader Tetyana Shippee. She is an associate professor in the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, in Minneapolis.
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Every day they help feed, bathe and care for the frailest Americans. But female health care workers in the United States often get shortchanged on wages and health insurance, a new study finds.
In fact, about one-third of female health care workers made less than $15 an hour, and that number rose to half when these workers were black or Hispanic.