The authors investigate the nexus between mental health outcomes in nursing home residents and the use of physical restraints.
To evaluate the influence of immunization rates on the likelihood of influenza-like illness (ILI) clusters in nursing facilities.
Changes in nursing home staffing patterns are related to the quality of nursing home care. Staff stability is associated with better outcomes.
Further developmental work is needed to address many of these issues to improve the usefulness of these quality measures in future NHQR reports.
The authors find that the availability of PAC is a major determinant of whether patients use such care and which type of PAC facility they use.
Examines the association between quality of care in nursing homes and turnover of nurse aides, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses.
Compares state-level physical restraint use, urethral catheterization, contractures, pressure ulcers, and psychoactive medication use as indicators of quality of care in nursing facilities.
This article examines the concentration of low- and high-quality care within particular nursing facilities over time.
The authors found 86% of nursing homes and 88% of assisted living facilities to be using resident satisfaction surveys.
The authors sought to describe the role and function of nursing facilities after disaster.
Steps of care critical to the assessment and management of geriatric syndromes in NHs were identified.
Nursing home quality measures for medical conditions must account for exclusions related to poor prognosis and advanced dementia.
Despite its potentially controversial nature and many methodological challenges, the system has been well received by both the public and the industry.
In recent years, the rate of institutionalization among the elderly has been falling.
The low level of adherence and high level of variation to many best-care practices for PU prevention indicate a continued need for quality improvement
Quality improvement implementation is most likely to be successful in those VA nursing homes with an underlying culture that promotes innovation.
Cost of implementing these interventions for frail nursing home residents unlikely to be offset by savings in medical care costs in this population.
The authors investigate whether declines in the age difference between spouses has influenced widowhood and nursing home demand.
306 resident interviews matched with 306 family member interviews examining factors associated with the search for and selection of a nursing facility
Author hypothesizes that prospector nursing facilities will have the highest quality outcomes, followed by defender, analyzer, and reactor facilities.