More COVID cases in nursing homes with 3 factors

Residents of long-term care facilities with lower nurse staffing levels and other factors have higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, research finds.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes nurses health-and-medicine

Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

Nursing homes prepped for pandemic but big gaps remain

After the "bird flu" pandemic, nursing homes took steps to prepare for the next pandemic, a survey in Michigan finds. COVID-19 reveals remaining shortfalls.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: influenza covid-19 nursing-homes health-and-medicine pandemics

Nursing home safety website under-reports falls

The data a popular website uses for reporting the safety of nursing homes may be inaccurate, a new study shows.

Matt Wood-U. Chicago • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nursing-homes older-adults safety health-and-medicine falls

How people with dementia can best enjoy the holidays

Guests, changes in routine, and other aspects of the holidays can be hard on people with dementia and caregivers. Here are ways to make the season enjoyable for the whole family.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia holidays nursing-homes families featured health-and-medicine caregivers

A little training boosts the spiritual side of elder care

Training left elder care providers more confident in handling the spiritual needs of their clients, research finds.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: religion nursing-homes seniors health-and-medicine beliefs


Nursing home cameras pose ethics dilemma

Nursing home security cameras are an effort to combat elder abuse, but the ethical and moral implications are complex.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 15, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: ethics nursing-homes seniors surveillance privacy society-and-culture laws

Information technology in nursing homes bolsters care

Yet federal funds to adopt health information technologies are going to hospitals and ambulatory care, not nursing homes.

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
Oct. 24, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: nursing-homes health-and-medicine medical-records

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