News tagged with home residents

Don't let fear of falling freeze you in your tracks

A Saint Louis University School of Nursing faculty member is going to mark the first day of fall with a simple warning to senior adults: Don't let fear of falling stand in the way of being active and engaged with the world ...

Sep 23, 2013
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US nursing homes reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

(HealthDay)—A year-old nationwide effort to prevent the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications in U.S. nursing homes already seems to be working, public health officials report, as facilities begin ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Nursing homes with more black residents do poorly

Nursing homes with a higher proportion of Black residents perform worse financially and provide lower-quality care than homes with few Black residents, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

Jun 26, 2013
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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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Delivered meals help seniors stay in their homes

The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don't need nursing home care to stay in their homes, according to a newly published ...

Dec 04, 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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Nursing home quality scorecards don't tell the whole score

The scoring system government agencies use to rate nursing home quality does not provide an adequate evaluation because they do not take into account the degree of cognitive impairment of their patient populations and whether ...

Nov 21, 2011
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All the lonely people

UC Irvine psychologist Karen Rook can trace her interest in how loneliness affects the elderly to her childhood, when she saw a much-loved, once-robust grandmother decline markedly after losing her husband.

Jun 01, 2011
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