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Hospice expansion decreases hospital readmissions among all nursing home residents, study shows

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Increasing hospice services can reduce hospital admissions among all residents of a nursing home, including those not enrolled in hospice, according to findings recently published in JAMDA.

Taking a cue from Big Brother: A hospital tool for long-term care providers

Taking a cue from Big Brother: A hospital tool for long-term care providers

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Relationships between hospitals and nursing homes can be funny things. Working together, they can do great things. But "cooperation" and "outreach" are not operative words frequently enough. Sibling rivalry always bubbles just under the surface.

Staffing, quality link found shaky

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Nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to an analysis published in JAMDA.

Meddling relatives harm end-of-life care

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Relatives of dying residents make it harder to provide high-quality end-of-life care, according to a majority of long-term care professionals surveyed.

No proven connection between long-term care staffing levels and quality of care, researchers say

No proven connection between long-term care staffing levels and quality of care, researchers say

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Despite some high-profile reports, nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to a recently published analysis of research on the topic.

Most long-term care workers think relatives of dying residents 'interfere,' survey shows

Most long-term care workers think relatives of dying residents 'interfere,' survey shows

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Relatives of dying residents make end-of-life care worse, according to a majority of long-term care professionals.

'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

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Diuretics are widely prescribed for conditions affecting the elderly without proper consideration of the drugs' side effects, according to recently published research.

Analgesics account for most nursing home medication errors, researchers find

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Most nursing home medication errors involve analgesics and sedatives, and these drugs are likely to account for errors regardless of how frequently they are administered, according to recently published research.

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