Research

Neoliberalism and the Future of Retirement Security

Originally published by the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2020 By Larry Polivka Abstract The main questions addressed in this article are: (a) what is the economic status of current retirees and the projected status of future retirees; (b) how does the status of current and future retirees vary by race, gender, socioeconomic […]

Predicting Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Admission: The Role of Discrimination, Stressors, and Neighborhood Context

Originally published by The Sociological Quarterly in 2019 By Lori Gonzalez ABSTRACT Although the overall trend in nursing home use has declined, this has not been the case for racial and ethnic minorities. This article elucidates the role of stressors and neighborhood context in nursing home admission. The analysis fits several regression models to predict […]

Culture Change in Skilled Nursing

Originally published by the Journal of Housing for the Elderly in 2019 By Lori Gonzalez and Lisa Rill Abstract The culture change movement has pushed for reform for more than two decades to align policy, the long-term care industry, and resident preferences with regard to care. Evidence from research indicates that culture change has the […]

Long-Term Care Options in Florida: Their Availability by County Demographics

Originally published by the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities By Lori Gonzalez Abstract Older people express a preference for home and community-based care over skilled nursing, realizing that preference, however, is dependent upon having those options available. The present exploratory study uses publicly available data to understand if the geographic availability of long-term […]