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.
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.
Nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to an analysis published in JAMDA.
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.
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.
Relatives of dying residents make end-of-life care worse, according to a majority of long-term care professionals.
Diuretics are widely prescribed for conditions affecting the elderly without proper consideration of the drugs' side effects, according to recently published research.
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.