- End of Life Study 2012
- Non-profit vs For Profit Nursing Homes
- Study – Individuals with dementia more likely to die at home than in nursing homes 2012
- Study – 21 percent of newly admitted nursing home residents sustain a fall during their stay 2012
- Study recommends ways to evaluate end-of-life care in nursing homes 2012
- Norovirus outbreaks in
CHICAGO – In a study that included more than 300 Medicare-certified nursing homes, rates of hospitalization and death were substantially increased during outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis vs. non-outbreak periods, according to a study appearing in the October 24/31 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its presentation at the ID (infectious disease) Week meeting.… Read the rest
For-profit homes faulted for lower staffing, higher rate of bedsores
A major new statistical review of 82 individual research studies has revealed that nonprofit nursing homes deliver, on average, higher quality care than for-profit nursing homes. The findings could have a bearing on the present debate about the role of for-profit firms in U.S. health reform.
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While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 percent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end of life care. A new study appearing this week in the Journal of Palliative Medicine is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures … Read the rest
INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that, at time of death, individuals with dementia are more likely to be living at home than in a nursing home. This contradicts the commonly held view that most individuals with dementia in the United States eventually move to nursing homes and die there.
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1 in 5 short-stay nursing home patients falls during their stay, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
LOS ANGELES, CA – One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a … Read the rest