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Hip fracture patients fare best during recovery in high-occupancy nursing homes with higher level physician staffing

More, facilities that used more full-time physician extenders - physician assistants and nurse practitioners - and those with a full-time Director of Nursing were modestly associated with 180-day mort... read more

When Disaster Strikes the Nursing Home

As hailstones the size of golf balls beat thunderously on the roof of the nursing home, an urgent announcement rang out from the loudspeakers. “Everyone needs to go out into the halls now,” Kaye Russe... read more

Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline

Of the 292 government-funded facilities, 232 did not meet the ministry’s staffing guideline, a recommendation of 3.36 hours of care per senior every day. This includes help ... medication. She also wa... read more

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Improving life for nurses - and patients

Nursing experts call it "hunting and gathering." And studies suggest that it can ... checking medications, updating medical records and gathering supplies -- with an endless series of interruptions al... read more


Wasting Away

And about half of them have dementia, which requires extra care during mealtime. A recent UC San Francisco study of nursing home residents with eating problems found that inadequate staffing ... weren ... read more

Algorithm shows differences between nurse, doctor care

Co-author Karen Dunn Lopez, assistant professor in the UIC College of Nursing, says the findings help to illustrate how nurses and doctors focus on ... "As the algorithm used in the study can be unive... read more

Nurses Needed

ProPublica: When Caregivers Harm: California's Unwatched Nurses Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Nurses and Nursing offers research, publications and news. read more

Maltreatment complaints surge for Minnesota nursing facilities

Although those two facilities may stand out, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities statewide have experienced a dramatic increase during this decade ... place for “floor staff” such as nurses a... read more

The Nursing Home as Battle Zone

In a nursing home near Denver, Sharon Kenney’s mother was waiting, and waiting, for an aide to answer her call bell and help ... study conducted in 20 upstate New York nursing homes. And interviews wi... read more

Nursing Student with Crippling Anxiety Sues University for Failing Her Twice

Burbella’s suit claims that the professor, Tomkins, offered to answer questions during the exam ... I hope she gets the help she needs to address it—but it seems like maybe (just maybe) she isn’t cut ... read more

Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands Of Seniors To Gruesome Deaths

“People don’t go to a nursing home so they can get ... government study recommended a daily minimum of 4.1 hours of total nursing time per resident, which includes registered nurses, licensed practica... read more

Ann Arbor-area nursing home where maggots infested patient also had more-serious violations

The documents, obtained by ... at the nursing home, he believes Whitehall can meet standards of proper care. “We have confidence or we wouldn’t clear them that they’re doing things right,” he said. An... read more

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