Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the management of geriatric conditions: examples from different countries

The increasing demand for healthcare services is placing great strain on healthcare systems throughout the world. Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now...

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Nursing home quality and pressure ulcer prevention and management strategies

OBJECTIVES: To measure pressure ulcer quality indicator (QI) scores and to describe the self-reported skin integrity assessment, pressure ulcer risk assessment, and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practices in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a large data set...

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Falls, technology, and stunt actors: new approaches to fall detection and fall risk assessment

Falls are a critical health problem for older adults. One in every 3 people ages 65 or older falls each year, making falls the most common cause of trauma-related injuries and hospitalizations in older adults and the leading cause...

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Senior Care: Making a difference in long-term care of older adults

This article describes the creation of Senior Care , a practice of the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing (MUSSON). Senior Care is a home care agency that specializes in care of frail older...

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Older adults’ privacy considerations for vision based recognition methods of eldercare applications

This study aims to explore older adults’ privacy considerations for technology based monitoring applications in eldercare that use video systems. It specifically aims to introduce alternative vision based tools and identify whether distorting or “anonymizing” captured images affect older...

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Dance-based therapy in a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly: an integrative approach to decrease fall risk

Loss of balance and diminished gait are major fall risk factors in older persons. Literature suggests that physical activity based on dance may improve balance and gait. The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether dance-based therapy...

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Systematic review of studies of staffing and quality in nursing homes

Numerous studies in the past three decades have explored the relationships between staffing levels in nursing homes and quality of care measures. However, the wide array of studies researching staffing and quality of care, many with conflicting results, make...

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Integrative review of physical activity intervention research with aging adults

This paper reviews randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) that have attempted to increase physical activity behavior by aging adults. A systematic review was necessary because numerous studies target older adults, and previous reviews have addressed a limited range of primary...

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Findings from a participatory evaluation of a smart home application for older adults

The aim of this paper is to present a participatory evaluation of an actual “smart home” project implemented in an independent retirement facility. Using the participatory evaluation process, residents guided the research team through development and implementation of the...

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Nursing home quality, cost, staffing, and staff-mix

The purpose of this study was to describe the processes of care, organizational attributes, cost of care, staffing level, and staff mix in a sample of Missouri homes with good, average, and poor resident outcomes. In facilities with good...

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