Policy Regulation and News

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: How Does US Health Care for Older Adults Stack Up?
, Aging & Social Factors, Policy, Regulation & News

How do the health care experiences of older adults in the United States compare to older adults in other industrialized countries? A survey of 15,617…

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Public Perception of Long-Term Care Spells Trouble
, Policy & Regulation

As long-term care becomes a growing public policy issue, having a clearer idea of the American public’s perception of policy options, finances, and information sources…

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Concerns about Discrimination Against Individuals with AIDS and HIV in Senior Housing
, Aging & Social Factors, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

The population of individuals living into older age with HIV is increasing. It is estimated that within the next year, 50 percent of those living…

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Why Turnover in Nursing Home Staff Matters
, Policy & Regulation

Although prior research on factors impacting quality indicators of resident outcomes in nursing homes has focused on nursing home staffing and skill mix, less attention…

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Individual & Facility Characteristics Predict Quality of Life Scores for Nursing Home Residents
, Policy & Regulation

Much attention has been paid to factors influencing quality of care in nursing home facilities, but less attention has been paid to what contributes to…

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Association between Sleep Medicine & Falls in Nursing Homes
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Nonbenzodiazepine sleep medication has been used increasingly at nursing homes to manage insomnia, a frequently diagnosed condition in such settings that has a negative impact…

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Scientific Uncertainty around Mild Cognitive Impairment Can Create Tension for Diagnosed Individuals
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a relatively recent diagnostic category, covering a wide range of cognitive impairment that is less severe than that which meets…

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Fall Management Approach May Lessen Consequences of Falls
, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

It is estimated that over one-half of nursing home residents will fall in any given year. While many risk factors for falling are not amenable…

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Do Policy Reports Affect Falls Reduction Practices? Evidence from England & Wales
, Operations, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Falls prevention research often leads to useful findings, many of which can be fairly simply implemented in home and long-term care settings to reduce falls…

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Study Supports Tdap Vaccine for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

Pertussis (or whooping cough) has increased in prevalence in the United States over the last several years, and can be fatal for infants. Infants are…

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Pharmaceutical Policy for the Aging World Population
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Health & Wellness, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News

A recent opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses a European strategy for appropriate research, marketing, and authorization for geriatric medicines. The…

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Nursing Homes in Print News Media: Mostly Negative Coverage
, Culture Transformation, Long-term Care, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

There is a perception that the public has generally negative views of nursing homes (NHs), which is likely to be influenced by their portrayal in…

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