Policy & Regulation

Advance Care Planning & Its Impact on Surviving Family Members (and Hospitals)
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

The keynote address at the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association’s 2015 annual conference featured Bernard Hammes, PhD, the director of Respecting Choices at Gundersen Health System…

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Plugging the Gap for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: How the Villages Initiative Picks Up Where Policy Falls Short
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Increasingly, public policy attention is focusing on meeting the health needs of older adults aging in place. However, this population has a number of other…

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Active Aging vs. Successful Aging Policies—What’s the Difference?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

While the concept of successful aging has become prevalent in academic and policy discussions surrounding aging in the United States, in Europe the idea of…

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Flying under the Radar: Over-the-Counter Drugs & Older Adults
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Although adults over 65 only make up 13 percent of the US population, they account for 34 percent of all prescription use and 30 percent…

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What Is the State of Public Long-Term Services & Support?
, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation

Recently, in response to a new initiative of the federal government for improving long-term services and support (LTSS), Dr. Stephen Kaye at the Institute for…

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Public Perception of Long-Term Care Spells Trouble
, Policy & Regulation

As long-term care becomes a growing public policy issue, having a clearer idea of the American public’s perception of policy options, finances, and information sources…

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Why Turnover in Nursing Home Staff Matters
, Policy & Regulation

Although prior research on factors impacting quality indicators of resident outcomes in nursing homes has focused on nursing home staffing and skill mix, less attention…

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Individual & Facility Characteristics Predict Quality of Life Scores for Nursing Home Residents
, Policy & Regulation

Much attention has been paid to factors influencing quality of care in nursing home facilities, but less attention has been paid to what contributes to…

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Discharge Destination’s Impact on Rehospitalization Rates among the Cognitively Impaired
, Policy & Regulation

Policy makers and health care professionals are united in a desire to reduce the number of avoidable rehospitalizations, which not only come at an enormous…

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Association between Sleep Medicine & Falls in Nursing Homes
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication has been used increasingly at nursing homes to manage insomnia, a frequently diagnosed condition in such settings that has a negative impact…

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Scientific Uncertainty around Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Create Tension for Diagnosed Individuals
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a relatively recent diagnostic category, covering a wide range of cognitive impairment that is less severe than that which meets…

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Fall Management Approach May Lessen Consequences of Falls
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

It is estimated that over one-half of nursing home residents will fall in any given year. While many risk factors for falling are not amenable…

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