News tagged with nursing homes
Bingo, a popular activity in nursing homes, senior centers and assisted-living facilities, has benefits that extend well beyond socializing. Researchers found high-contrast, large bingo cards boost thinking and playing skills ...
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Fifteen percent of U.S. nursing homes receive deficiency citations for infection control per year, according to a new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of API ...
Health May 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In the last decade, minorities have poured into nursing homes at a time when whites have left in even greater numbers, according to a new Brown University study that suggests a racial disparity in elder care options in the ...
Health Jul 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Nurses have an obligation to disclose an error when one occurs. While errors should be avoided as much as possible, the reality is the health care delivery system is not and will never be perfect; errors and adverse events ...
Health Nov 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- U.S. health officials said Wednesday that they're hoping to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home residents by 15 percent before year's end.
Medications May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Ordinary painkillers such as paracetamol may work better than the risky antipyschotic drugs often prescribed to calm agitation in people with dementia, according to a study released Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 18, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Seven people, most of them elderly women, died after eating pickles contaminated with E. coli in northern Japan, officials said Sunday, in the country's deadliest mass food poisoning in 10 years.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The other incontinence: New treatments helping sufferers regain bowel control, decrease suffering, shame
In an era when people talk about just about anything, fecal incontinence is one of the few medical conditions that is so embarrassing, so disturbing, that people don't even tell their doctors about it.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
While most infection control measures are focused on hospitals, a new study points to the need for more targeted interventions to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bugs in nursing homes as community-associated strains ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU), or rest home provides a type of care of residents: it is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Eligible adults 18 or older can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness.
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