Does living in a higher proportion minority facility improve quality of life for racial/ethnic minority residents in nursing homes?

June 5, 2020


  • Tetyana P. Shippee
  • Weiwen Ng
  • John R. Bowblis

The proportion of racial/ethnic minority older adults in nursing homes (NHs) has increased dramatically and will surpass the proportion of white adults by 2030. Yet, little is known about minority groups’ experiences related to the quality of life (QOL). QOL is a person-centered measure, capturing multiple aspects of well-being. NH quality has been commonly measured using clinical care indicators, but there is growing recognition for the need to include QOL. This study examines the role of individual race/ethnicity, facility racial/ethnic composition, and the interaction of both for NH resident QOL.

Innovation in Aging, 4(3) doi:10.1093/geroni/igaa014

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  • Long-Term Care Facilities