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Minnesota Finds Activity Staff Are Key to Nursing Home Happiness

Dr. Tetyana Shippee, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, used self-reported data in a new study to identify what aspects of living in a nursing home have the most impact on quality of life. The study, “Resident- and Facility-Level Predictors of Quality of Life in Long-Term Care”, can be found in the journal The Gerontologist. Dr. Shippee divided data from interviews and state reports into personal factors, like age, marital status, and health, and facility factors such as the percent of residents on Medicaid and the facility’s quality of care score. She wanted to discern which factors influence how good residents felt about life.