Impact of pain on outcomes in long-term care residents with and without multiple sclerosis

Published On: 09-01-2005

This study was to compare long-term care (LTC) residents with and without multiple sclerosis (MS); to compare admission status of pain, physical disability, pressure ulcers, depression, and cognitive performance in LTC residents with and without MS; and to examine...

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An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses

Published On: 07-19-2018

Introduction: Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies widely across the United States; inadequate staffing, skill mix, and geropsychiatric training impede sustained improvement. Aim: This study identified risk factors of antipsychotic use in long-stay residents lacking qualifying or potentially qualifying...

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Quantifying care coordination dose using natural language processing and domain specific ontology

Published On: 04-01-2015

Objective This research identifies specific care coordination activities used by Aging In Place (AIP) nurse care coordinators and home healthcare nurses when coordinating care for older community-dwelling adults and suggests a method to quantify care coordination. Methods A care coordination ontology...

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Integrating advanced practice registered nurses into nursing homes: The Missouri Quality Initiative experience

Published On: 04-01-2015

There are nearly 1.5 million older adults residing in nursing homes (NH) across the United States. Reducing avoidable hospitalizations among vulnerable NH residents has become a national priority. Estimates suggest more than $14 billion of Medicare funding is spent annually on hospitalizations for this vulnerable population....

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Management of dementia and depression utilizing in-home passive sensor data

Published On: 01-22-2013

Purpose: This study investigates whether motion density maps based on passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors and the average time out and average density per hour measures of the density map are sensitive enough to detect changes in mental health over...

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Nursing home costs and quality of care outcomes

The article focuses on nursing homes costs and quality of care outcomes. Consumers are demanding mechanisms that will allow them to evaluate the quality of care provided in nursing homes. Policymakers, who are responsible for oversight of the public...

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Setting thresholds for quality indicators derived from MDS data for nursing home quality improvement reports: An update

Determining meaningful thresholds to reinforce excellent performance and flag potential problem areas in nursing home care is critical for preparing reports for nursing homes to use in their quality improvement programs. This article builds on the work of an...

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Nursing home staff’s views on quality improvement interventions: A follow-up study

Ongoing problems with nursing home care mandates understanding nursing home staff’s perspectives on innovative quality improvement programs. This follow-up study used focus groups to examine the experiences of staff who participated in a clinical trial that involved Quality Indicator...

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Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents

Published On: 02-04-2014

Consider the current reality for Mrs. Florence Jones, a woman of advanced age and mild dementia in a long-term care facility, who insists everyone call her “Flossie”: On May 1, Karen, the nurse aide taking care of Flossie, needs...

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Back to the fundamentals of care: A road map to improve nursing home care quality

See PDF. Rantz, M.J., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2004). Back to the fundamentals of care: A road map to improve nursing home care quality. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 19(2), 92-94. Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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