News tagged with care homes

Predicting mortality amongst older care home residents

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 ...

Jan 11, 2013
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Helping lung cancer sufferers self-manage breathlessness

(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, ...

Nov 01, 2012
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Medicare: Barrier to hospice increases hospitalization

(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 ...

Oct 31, 2012
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Palliative care experts call for better home care

Improved home care resources for people with conditions such as dementia, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the UK's ageing population on the NHS, according ...

Sep 25, 2012
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The price tag on a patient-centered medical home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a concept at the heart of many health care reform models that aim to both improve the quality of care and reduce wasteful spending. But a new analysis of federally qualified health ...

Jun 25, 2012
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