Staff concerns a sign that restraints may be overused, researchers say
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Apr 21, 2022
Residents are more likely to be restrained in nursing homes where staff members report inappropriate use of these tools, a new study finds.
Telemedicine a boon for LTC residents and operators during pandemic: review
Apr 22, 2021
Telemedicine has had measurable clinical effects on residents, including reduced emergency and hospital admissions, reductions in physical restraints, and improved vital signs, nurse-researchers have found.
A whole new world: 15% growth in post-acute care among 30-year nursing home industry changes
Feb 11, 2020
The population of residents served by nursing homes has undergone dramatic changes since the call for an overhaul in 1987, a recent study shows.
Public reporting of physical restraint use led to 36% increase in antipsychotic prescribing for dementia,...
Mar 21, 2014
Public reporting of physical restraint use in nursing homes caused a spike in the use of antipsychotic medications to control residents’ dementia symptoms, according to a recently published analysis....
Multi-pronged training can cut rates of physical restraint use in nursing homes, study finds
May 25, 2012
Interventions such as group training sessions and the provision of supportive materials for staff, residents and relatives can help nursing homes lower dependence on physical restraints, a study found.
Overhaul of Nursing Home Compare website is complete
Aug 02, 2011
The redesign of the federal Nursing Home Compare website, which lets consumers file complaints more easily and compare facilities based on quality measures, is complete.