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State moves toward separately housing violent SNF residents

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Iowa moved one step closer to a plan that would transfer violent public nursing home residents to a segregated government- or private agency-managed facility using state money.

Resident on resident mistreatment is an urgent problem, researchers say

Resident on resident mistreatment is an urgent problem, researchers say

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About 20% of nursing home residents experience mistreatment from a fellow resident in a given month, according to findings announced Thursday by Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University.

Let there be light for better nurse health, patient care

Let there be light for better nurse health, patient care

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Creating workspaces with natural light could improve nurses' job performance and health, Cornell University researchers believe.

LeadingAge adds Hermer

LeadingAge adds Hermer

Linda Hermer, Ph.D., has been selected as a senior research associate at the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

Light for nurses, and residents, shows results

Light for nurses, and residents, shows results

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Much like one of my tabby cats, one of my favorite spots to lounge and read in my house is in front of a large horizontal window, in full sunlight. In my McKnight's office, I recently restructured furniture to try to maximize natural light, in case the cats stop by to visit.

Study predicts injury increase for medical professionals

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High tech will mean high-risk for some healthcare workers, according to projections from a Cornell University ergonomics professor. The push to make healthcare high tech, which is being pumped with $20 billion from the federal stimulus package, will create some of its own healthcare claims, he says.