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Study finds accreditation improves safety culture at nursing homes

Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture ... study shows that senior managers at more than 4,000 facilities across the U.S. identify Joint Commission accreditation as a posit... read more

‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

When nursing homes are short-staffed, nurses and aides scramble to deliver meals, ferry bedbound residents to the bathroom and answer calls for pain medication. Essential medical tasks such as reposit... 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

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Oral Hydration in Older Adults: Greater awareness is needed in preventing, recognizing, and treating dehydration.

14 In a recent study, I followed 35 nursing home residents for six months and found that 31% were dehydrated during that period ... Calculating a fluid goal in hospitalized patients can help nurses to ... read more

Aftermath of Tragedy: New York City's Lowest-Rated Nursing Homes

Quality care in nursing homes ... nurses and nurse assistants on staff. They perform such critical tasks as feeding and bathing elderly residents, dispensing medications and ensuring that frail reside... 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

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

Nurses Needed

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

Sleep apnea poses risk of complications for pregnant women

Jamillet Flores was used to feeling sleepy, a side-effect of medication she takes. But a nurse observing her during a routine visit ... time for a conventional sleep study, Louis noted that studies ca... read more

How to Find a Good Nursing Home

Getting an early start -- even months before your loved one needs to be in a nursing home -- can help ... nurses who have a higher degree of health care training, such as registered nurses, or those w... 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

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

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