Results suggest that subjective well-being and life satisfaction can be measured reliably, represent important milestone for developing industry benchmark
Louisville, KY - Atria Senior Living, one of the nation's largest providers of independent living, assisted living and memory care services, announced this week the results of a recent six-month study conducted in conjunction with the International Longevity Center (ILC-USA). Aimed at identifying an effective way to measure subjective well-being and life satisfaction in older adults, the study suggests that seniors in congregate living situations, such as assisted living or retirement communities, can experience greater subjective well-being in this type of setting.
The two-part study, entitled "The Transition: Life Satisfaction and Subjective Well Being For Residents of Senior Living Communities," surveyed older adults to determine the key predictors of happiness for residents when they transition from their homes to a senior living community. The findings showed strong validity among the six items tested to gauge well-being and life satisfaction among study participants, and the study indicated that the subjective well-being, or happiness, of older adults can be accurately measured. In practical terms, this outcome marks a positive first step toward developing a standard measure for what determines a "successful" transition to the congregate senior living setting.
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