Unionized nursing homes 78 percent more likely to comply with illness, injury reporting, study finds
Sep 06, 2023
Nursing homes that are unionized are more likely to report workplace injury and illness information, according to a new study. Adam Dean, PhD, a professor of political science at the George Washington...
Study: Severity of injury — not age — predicts survival after brain trauma in seniors
Apr 20, 2022
The oldest adults tended toward decreased mortality — and a subset of these patients had better-than-expected outcomes after falls and other incidents, investigators found.
Low-sodium DASH diet may have rapid effect on heart health, new research finds
Jun 18, 2021
A newly published study has for the first time linked a DASH-low sodium diet to cardiovascular markers of heart strain, injury and inflammation, investigators say.
These 3 factors raise nursing assistants’ risk of shoulder injury in LTC
Jun 03, 2021
Nursing assistants with a lower body mass index, a higher-level position, and a work-through-pain workstyle have greater odds of experiencing work-related shoulder injuries, according to a new study from...
Higher vitamin D dose may not equal greater bone health benefits in older adults
Dec 09, 2020
A new investigation revealed that 1,000 IU/day of vitamin D supplements were no better at preventing falls in seniors than a lower dose of 200 IU/day. Higher doses were also linked to serious falls and...
Hip protectors dramatically reduce injury risk, study finds
Nov 22, 2019
The risk of hip fracture was reduced nearly three-fold among elderly care facility residents who wore hip protectors, say researchers.
Family claims hair styling led to resident’s death at skilled nursing facility
Oct 25, 2016
The daughter of a former New Hampshire nursing home resident has filed a lawsuit claiming her mother suffered a reaction to chemicals while receiving a perm at the facility’s salon that eventually...
Most back injuries are preventable — here’s how
By Peggy Malone, B.Sc D.C.
May 24, 2011
Healthcare workers have the highest rates of back pain and often experience low back injuries associated with lifting at a rate that exceeds those for workers in construction, mining and manufacturing!...
Experts provide new definitions for malnutrition
May 25, 2010
An international panel of nutrition experts has released new and universally applicable definitions of malnutrition to help researchers, clinicians and healthcare workers identify and treat malnutrition.