Policy & Regulation

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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Do Policy Reports Affect Falls Reduction Practices? Evidence from England & Wales
, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Falls prevention research often leads to useful findings, many of which can be fairly simply implemented in home and long-term care settings to reduce falls…

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Study Supports Tdap Vaccine for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Pertussis (or whooping cough) has increased in prevalence in the United States over the last several years, and can be fatal for infants. Infants are…

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The Importance of Social Relations When Considering Older Consumers
, Culture Transformation, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Senior Housing

Scholars in marketing and sociology have examined how the consumption of goods and services is a factor in how people construct their social identity. This…

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Pharmaceutical Policy for the Aging World Population
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

A recent opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses a European strategy for appropriate research, marketing, and authorization for geriatric medicines. The…

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Nursing Homes in Print News Media: Mostly Negative Coverage
, Culture Transformation, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

There is a perception that the public has generally negative views of nursing homes (NHs), which is likely to be influenced by their portrayal in…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Resident Rights & the Census in Skilled Nursing Facilities
, Long-term Care, Operational Resources, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The decennial census (occurring every ten years) by the US Census Bureau provides crucial policy and planning information. It is important to incorporate the nursing…

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