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

Posted On: 10-25-17

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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In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system

Posted On: 10-25-17

Falls are a major problem in older adults. A continuous, unobtrusive, environmentally mounted (i.e., embedded into the environment and not worn by the individual), in home monitoring system that automatically detects when falls have occurred or when the risk...

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The relationship of community-based nurse care coordination to costs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

Posted On: 10-25-17

The purpose of this evaluation was to study the relationship of nurse care coordination (NCC) to the costs of Medicare and Medicaid in a community-based care program called Missouri Care Options (MCO). A retrospective cohort design was used comparing...

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Helping nursing homes “at risk” for quality problems: a statewide evaluation

Posted On: 10-25-17

Nearly everyone has some life experiences or opinions based on media about nursing homes and the need for quality improvement. States and federal agencies spend enormous amounts of time regulating and surveying nursing homes, but quality problems persist. In...

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Improving care in nursing homes using quality measures/indicators and complexity science

Posted On: 10-25-17

The authors report on a NIH multilevel intervention study (n=58; 29 intervention, 29 control) performed in a Midwestern state over a 2 year time frame. Complexity science was the theoretical model used to analyze the observations made by research...

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A comparison of video-based resident-family communication in a nursing home and a congregate living facility

Posted On: 10-25-17

Objective: To explore user perceptions of videophone communication in different long-term care settings by comparing interview transcripts of a study involving residents of a congregate living facility (CLF) and family members with findings of a case study involving a...

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Modeling human activity from voxel person using fuzzy logic

Posted On: 10-25-17

As part of an interdisciplinary collaboration on eldercare monitoring, a sensor suite for the home has been augmented with video cameras. Multiple cameras are used to view the same environment and the world is quantized into nonoverlapping volume elements...

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A trial of a comprehensive nursing rehabilitation program for nursing home residents post-hospitalization

Posted On: 10-25-17

This pilot study examined the feasibility of implementing a comprehensive nursing rehabilitation program (CNRP) designed to promote the physical functioning of moderately frail nursing home residents post-hospitalization. The 4-week to 8-week CNRP incorporated three interventions: the Capacity Intervention (improving...

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Correlates of post-hospital physical function at 1 year in skilled nursing facility residents

Posted On: 10-25-17

Aim. This paper is a report of a study to examine the relationship between health-related admission factors and post-hospital physical function at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months in older adult nursing facility residents. Background. Physical functional decline is a significant...

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Sensor systems for monitoring functional status in assisted living facility residents

Posted On: 10-25-17

This article provides results of an expert review of data displays for a sensor system used to monitor functional abilities in older adults. The research took place at TigerPlace, an assisted living facility where the sensor system is currently...

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