Feeding tubes pose risk for those with advanced dementia
Sep 22, 2022
A new study published in the September issue of JAMDA reveals nasogastric tube feeding (NGF) is associated with a higher pneumonia risk for patients with both dysphagia and behavioral feeding problems.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 24
Nov 24, 2020
AHCA: Nursing home deaths rise nearly 70% since September … Antibody COVID cocktail from Regeneron receives FDA emergency go-ahead … Resident ethnicity, type of healthcare professional may influence...
Feeding tube placement for Parkinson’s often precedes move to nursing home
Jul 14, 2020
Discussions about percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy for enteral feeding should include information about survival, complications, and the potential need for long-term care, say investigators.
Culture change increased care quality, reduced rehospitalizations: study
Aug 26, 2014
Culture change pays off by increasing the quality of care in nursing homes, according to a new study from Brown University.
End-of-life decisions may cause confusion, anger
Apr 03, 2014
When I lived in Baltimore, a stray, mangy cat adopted us. I am not trying to equate my cat with someone’s parent, but I was reminded of Minou’s last days when reading the dissertation of Mariette...
Advance directives reach record levels, but this does not lead to more hospice use, researchers find
Apr 03, 2014
Seniors are completing advance directives in record numbers, but this is not having the expected effect of shifting people from hospitals to hospices in their last days, say researchers from the University...
Large number of hospitalizations could be prevented for cognitively impaired residents on feeding tubes,...
Mar 25, 2014
Residents of long-term care facilities who are cognitively impaired and on feeding tubes have high numbers of potentially preventable emergency room visits and hospitalizations, according to newly published...
Thomas: Additional pressure ulcer research trials a must
Jan 01, 2014
Nursing homes should adopt evidence-based approaches to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, but significantly more research is needed to support this goal, a professor of geriatric medicine said in...
F-Tag 322 (Feeding Tubes): Are our systems in order?
Apr 04, 2013
CMS recently made changes to surveyor guidance on feeding tubes. Nursing homes must look at their policies, documentation and education practices in order to assess whether a feeding tube is appropriate.
CMS distributes video on dining standards that encourage less restrictive diets
Mar 08, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently began promoting nursing home dining practice recommendations that stress resident choice and urge providers to use caution with restricted diets.