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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Assessing contributors to cost of care in nursing homes

In 1994 12.7% of the population was 65 and over, while 10.6% were 85 and over. Expenditures for nursing homes reached $72.3 billion in 1994 (much of which is tax-supported) accounting for 8.7% of all personal health money spent....

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A new reliable tool for nurse administrators, nursing staff, regulators, consumers, and researchers for measuring quality of care in nursing homes

Funding from NINR enabled large-scale field testing of an instrument to measure the observable multidimensional components of the concept of nursing home care quality. Field testing in 3 states was directed by research teams at the University of Missouri-Columbia...

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Indicators of new depression diagnosis in nursing home residents

Depression affects approximately 30% to 40% of nursing home residents but frequently goes unrecognized. Using the Missouri Minimum Data Set, we aimed to determine whether changes in clinical status, other than mood changes, were associated with new depression diagnosis...

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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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