Nursing home staff should adopt evidence-based approaches to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, and significantly more research is needed, a top expert said Saturday.
Researchers believe they can delay or eliminate assisted living or nursing home care for many elderly individuals through a home sensor network. University of Missouri faculty members Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D., and Marilyn Rantz, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, have developed a system that provides home monitoring.
A $15 million grant from the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow more advance practice nurses to be in skilled nursing facilities in Missouri.
The quality of nursing home care is improving — and residents and their families are noticing. That's the message two industry researchers want administrators and caregivers to take away from new survey findings.