Maximizing the authority of nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to findings recently published in Nursing Outlook.
Health information technology helps nursing homes coordinate care and protect resident privacy, according to a leading researcher on the issue. Nursing homes without technology may rely on more creative ways to communicate that create privacy problems, such as posting photos or written notices, he says.
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.
Long-term care facilities in Missouri have been successful in rehabilitating their reputation as institutionalized environments, a new survey reveals.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.