Cognitive decline after infection: These factors put residents at high risk
Apr 26, 2021
Sustained cognitive decline after hospitalization for infection was found to be particularly high among nursing home residents who had experienced sepsis, those aged 85 years or older, and those with Alzheimer’s...
Faithfully merging palliative care and infection control reduces harmful resident transfers: study
Mar 02, 2021
The more a nursing home adheres to the newer concept of integrated best practices in these areas, the fewer hospital transfers in residents with advanced dementia, researchers say.
National testing of standardized post-acute data elements to start in November
Sep 29, 2017
Beta testing of standardized data elements for post-acute care will kick off in November in 14 geographic markets, officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the RAND Corporation disclosed...
Nursing home infection rates have increased across the board, hepatitis has surged 50%, Columbia researchers...
Oct 09, 2014
The rate of nursing home infections increased during a recent five-year period, with especially dramatic surges in multi-drug resistant organisms and viral hepatitis, according to recently published findings...
Nursing homes may benefit from delayed RN retirements
Stephanie H. Kim
Sep 01, 2014
Nursing homes may benefit from registered nurses working longer after age 50, researchers from RAND Corporation say.
More registered nurses are delaying retirement, researchers say
Stephanie H. Kim
Jul 18, 2014
Despite “imminent retirement” of baby boomers, more registered nurses are working longer after age 50, researchers find.
Administrators pan pay-for-performance
Jun 01, 2014
Most nursing home administrators do not believe that pay-for-performance initiatives lead to improved resident care or stronger bottom lines, according to findings recently published in the Journal of...
Many families will spend modestly for dementia care, a minority face financial ruin, expert tells senators
Feb 27, 2014
Devastating out-of-pocket costs for long-term dementia care are likely to hit a relatively small proportion of families in the coming years, but many families will experience minor costs, an expert told...
Easing immigration rules can trim worker shortage: RAND
Dec 01, 2013
Foreign-born registered nurses comprise up to 15% of the total RNs in the United States, a new study finds.
Valuing bilingual workers
Nov 08, 2013
We know that speaking two languages has positive effects, ranging from an ability to switch between tasks to cognitive quickness in older adults.