News tagged with care homes
(Medical Xpress)—Toddlers living in socially-deprived areas are at the greatest risk of suffering a scald in the home, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.
Health May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London have shown that exercise is not effective in reducing burden of depression among elderly care home residents.
Health May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The cost implications of the UK government's recent plans to reform the funding system for care and support in England are analysed in a new research paper, which also considers the effects of options to give more help to ...
Health Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Surveys show most Americans would rather die at home than in a hospital. Now, a new government study suggests more and more people getting their wish.
Health Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 2
In Norway, families receive public support that enables them to care for aging parents in their own homes and keep them out of nursing homes. This includes a salary for a son or daughter to provide care. They also focus on ...
Health Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Primary care practices around the country are being encouraged and even paid to become "medical homes," but small practices might be at a significant disadvantage in this race to improve health care for children, according ...
Pediatrics Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study by Queen's University Belfast has found that the dispensing of psychotropic drugs to older people in Northern Ireland increases on entry to care homes.
Health Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Newly published results from a randomized controlled clinical trial in the Pacific U.S. territory of American Samoa add clear evidence for the emerging idea that community health workers can meaningfully ...
Diabetes Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A research study of more than 600 black patients with uncontrolled hypertension found that less than half were prescribed a diuretic drug with proven benefit that costs just pennies a day, report researchers at Weill Cornell ...
Cardiology Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Patients who received Guided Care, a comprehensive form of primary care for older adults with chronic health problems, rated the quality of their care much higher than patients in regular primary care, and used less home ...
Health Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Care homes and NHS healthcare services must work more closely together to improve levels of care for older people, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.
Health Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The number of medications prescribed to a care home resident and the frequency of their contact with their GP are strong predictors of mortality in care homes shows research published today in Age & Ageing, the sc ...
Health Jan 11, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The majority of health care takes place not in hospitals and clinics overseen by medical professionals, but in the home.
Health Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Breathlessness is one of the most distressing symptoms of lung cancer for both the patients and their carers, but QUT researchers are developing techniques to help patients effectively manage it themselves, ...
Cancer Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A Medicare rule that blocks thousands of nursing home residents from receiving simultaneous reimbursement for hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF) care at the end of life may result ...
Health Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0