Twice-daily feeding assistance promotes food and fluid intake and weight gain in nursing home residents at risk for weight loss. Delivery of snacks between meals requires less staff time than at mealtime and thus may be more practical to implement.
This study found that a high percentage of nursing home residents hospitalized for hip fracture and stroke (80% and 64% respectively) used Medicare-paid skilled nursing facilities, yet had outcomes similar to those who did not use such care.
Weak empirical evidence exists showing that nursing home staffing levels influence quality of care.
Data from a large sample of nursing homes were used to examine the cross-sectional association between use of agency staff, regular staff, and quality.
Nurse aide agency staff of less than 14 full-time equivalents per 100 beds has little influence on quality in nursing homes, whereas nurse aide agency staff of more than 25 full-time equivalents per 100 beds has a substantial influence on quality.
This study demonstrates how cognitive interviews can be used to improve questionnaires intended for nursing home residents.
Finds variability in advance directive documentation for nursing home patients on transfer to the emergency department, and finds that emergency clinicians experience substantial difficulty in reliably obtaining information about advance directives.
Finds that questions addressing the effect of pain on day-to-day functions are an important addition to standardized pain assessments in nursing homes, particularly for persons who report intermediate levels of pain severity.
Tests the accuracy of a brief cognitive assessment of nursing home (NH) residents and to determine whether facility nurses can reliably perform this assessment.
The influence staffing levels, turnover, worker stability, and agency staff had on quality of care in nursing homes was examined.
Nursing homes in the near future would benefit by addressing the resident safety culture.
Training, rewards, and workload are particularly important aspects of nurse aides' jobs.
Examines deficiency citations for medication use in nursing homes, including those for psychoactive drug use.
Examines changes in 15 quality measures for nursing homes, and assesses whether competition and/or excess demand have influenced these scores over a period of 1 year.
The National Nursing Home Improvement Collaborative aimed to reduce pressure ulcer (PU) incidence and prevalence.
Examine the association between staff turnover and quality of care in nursing homes.
The association between certified nurse aide, LPN, and RN turnover and the organizational characteristics of nursing homes.
The authors examine the association between caregiver staffing levels and mental health outcomes in approximately 17,000 U.S. nursing homes.
Indigenous children in school shelters in Mexico suffer from anemia in spite of food that is subsidized, prepared, and served to them.
Downsizing in the nursing home industry from 1992 to 2003 was examined.