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Person Centered Care Program Gets People Back to Home from Nursing Home by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 9:00am As much as they'd like to think it's possible, elderly residents in long-term care facilities have come to accept that a nursing home might be the last place they will call home. But a new pilot project, called Project Home, helped 60% of project's participants transition from long-term care facilities to their homes, a news outlet reporte ... Read on »
Individuals With Dementia More Likely to Die at Home Than in Nursing Homes by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 17 May 2012 11:21pm The researchers determined that a majority of care for those with dementia, even advanced dementia, is provided by families. The results challenge previous assumptions. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This study of 4,000 families indicates that at the time of death 46 percent of dementia patients were at ... Read on »
Smooth Sailing from Home to Nursing Home by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 11:57am It is never easy to make the decision to move someone from the comfort of their home to the strange and sometimes, formidable surroundings of the Nursing Home .  There are occasions when there is no other choice and it really is in the very best interests of the elderly person concerned.  While we may have feelings of guilt at having to make t ... Read on »
Creating Home in the Nursing Home by Serene Ambition Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 9:01pm The Pioneer Network, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will be hosting Creating Home in the Nursing Home, a one-day symposium, on February 11th in Baltimore. This second national symposium on culture change will focus on  Food and Dining Requirements and will feature a keynote by Assistant Secretary for ... Read on »
Creating Home in the Nursing Home by Serene Ambition Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 9:01pm The Pioneer Network , in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will be hosting Creating Home in the Nursing Home, a one-day symposium, on February 11th in Baltimore. This second national symposium on culture change will focus on  Food and Dining Requirements and will feature a keynote by Assistant Secretary f ... Read on »
Nurse Dissatisfaction in Nursing Homes by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 25 Mar 2011 9:00am Researchers at the Penn School of Nursing released information that shows 27 percent of nursing home nurses and 24 percent of hospital nurses reported being dissatisfied with their jobs.  Just 13 percent of nurses in other healthcare environments reported such feelings. 95,000 nurses in 614 U.S. hospitals and other healthcare settings ... Read on »
Gentiva Agrees to Buy Odyssey for About $1 Billion – Medicare Cuts Leading to Consolidation of Nursing Homes Firms Traded by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 24 May 2010 12:34pm With this acquisition, the combined company becomes the largest nursing home/hospice company in the US.  It’s a billion dollar or better business too.  I might guess too that with the “for profit” focus we could stand to see lesser dollar amounts perhaps paid here and the continued seeking of getting more dollars from individuals or perhaps ev ... Read on »
Health Tips for Visiting Nursing Homes and Hospitals by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 28 Dec 2009 10:18pm A CDC Feature Article The holidays traditionally bring family and friends together for visits, and residents of nursing homes and patients in hospitals especially appreciate seeing friendly, loving faces. If someone you know is under such care, we hope you’ll have a chance to see them: their holidays and their spirits wil ... Read on »
Good article about nursing homes ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:24pm Good article about nursing homes records and the scary side of this trend.  It certainly doesn't make sense to me either.  BD There is a new, intentional and horrible trend in nursing home transfers to the ED, and it’s not the patients. It’s the records that come with them, or more specifically those that don’t.  Allow me to explain. Th ... Read on »
Do You Need a Watchful Eye in the Nursing Home or at Home? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Nov 2013 11:00pm A pretty nightie, a new lipstick, a fresh toothbrush: Doris Racher noticed that small things she had bought for her 96-year-old mother a dementia patient at a nursing home had been disappearing. +Alzheimer's Reading Room Disturbed by what was happening, Doris Racher placed a motion-activated camera in her mother’s room. It looked like ... Read on »