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Nursing Home Employees: Community Ecology and Retention
(National Institutes of Health, 2003)
A Long and Winding Road: Dementia Caregiving With Grit and Grace
(Oxford University Press, 2019)
Background and Objectives: Many dementia caregivers provide care for numerous years. Exhibiting grit, or commitment and persistence in the face of adversity, may bolster their ability to manage caregiving challenges. We ...
Perturbation-based balance training targeting both slip- and trip-induced falls among older adults: a randomized controlled trial
Background Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults. Perturbation-based balance training (PBT) is an innovative approach to fall prevention that aims to improve the reactive balance response following ...
Family Perceptions of Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech, 2007-11)
Dynamical Properties of Postural Control in Obese Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Postural control is a key aspect in preventing falls. The aim of this study was to determine if obesity affected balance in community-dwelling older adults and serve as an indicator of fall risk. The participants were ...
Grandchildren as Caregivers for Their Custodial Grandmothers: Who Are They and How Are They Doing?
(Virginia Tech, 2010-11-20)
This presentation explores how grandchildren as caregivers balance their caregiving responsibilities with the normative developmental tasks of adolescence.
Leavers And Stayers: An Ecological Analysis Of Determinants Of Employee Retention In Long-Term Care
(Virginia Tech, 2003-11)
The understanding of issues related to staff retention in long-term care requires a systematic and holistic examination of the care environment. Guided by the joining of two theoretical perspectives, human ecology and ...
Predicting Community Connections in the Workplace
(Virginia Tech, 2003-11)
This study explores the relationships between interpersonal connections in the workplace and four dimensions of employee retention.
Grandfamilies: Parenting Satisfaction and Family Functioning
(Department of Human Developmen, Department of Psychology and Center for Gerontology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 2006-10)
Previous research has demonstrated that grandparent caregivers experience high levels of physical, psychological, and relationship stress. However, few studies have examined how psychosocial and relationships. perspective, ...
Nursing Home Diversion Programs: Challenges, Successes, and Next Steps
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
In 2009-2010, Virginia participated in a pilot project of the Administration on Aging. The Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Program, now known as the Community Living Program (CLP), was designed to assist individuals ...