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HIPAA policies, transitions to higher care levels can cause nursing home and assisted living residents to feel stigmatized, researchers find

HIPAA policies, transitions to higher care levels can cause nursing home and assisted living residents to feel stigmatized, researchers find

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Nursing homes and assisted living facilities should evaluate certain processes and organizational features that commonly lead residents to feel stigmatized, according to recently published research findings.

Staff interaction habits are holding back nursing home quality improvement, researchers find

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Nursing homes can improve resident care and staff satisfaction by changing the usual way that workers interact with each other, suggests newly published research from investigators at a handful of academic institutions.

Direct-care workers to be focus of summit examining best practices, research and policy

It's said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation's capital. The invitation-only event will feature a keynote address by Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Stakeholders involved in eldercare, research and policy will conduct panel sessions focusing on current and future conditions.