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.
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.
This study examined whether providing outcomes information to 120 nursing homes facilitated improvements in quality over a 12-month period.
This article evaluates whether the hours spent on the job by nursing home administration have an effect on the quality of care.
Recent work has highlighted a negative correlation between proprietary status and nursing home quality of care.
The authors report the results of a survey of state initiatives that measure resident satisfaction in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The study suggests that these facilities do not do better because they have more resources or because they care for less-challenging residents.
Most people in developed countries will live with a serious, eventually fatal, chronic condition for months or years before dying.
Acute illness is very common among incontinent nursing home residents, and is generally diagnosed and treated at the nursing home site.
Experts identified 19 specific care processes as valid and important measures of the quality of NH residential care.