- Studies of transfer trauma in nursing home patients: How the legal system has failed to see the... Keville, Terri D. // Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Summer93, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p421
Analyzes the principal published scientific literature on transfer trauma in nursing home patients in the United States. Examination of how data was used by the courts and legislators; Suggestions for a more all-encompassing approach; Background of the study; Reconciliation of conflicting data;...
- A community bound by words: Reflections on a nursing home writing group. Schuster, Elizabeth // Journal of Aging Studies;Summer98, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p137
Presents information on literacy, examining the role which literacy plays in the lives of older adults who live in nursing homes. Examination of various literacy theories; assessment of literacy research in gerontology; Description of research methods used in this study; How writing impact on...
- A nutrition intervention program for high-risk residents. Dorner, Becky // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p33
Features the Diet Plus Nutrition Intervention Program developed by the author to maintain nursing home patients' weight and saving costs. Evaluation of nutrition planning; Recommended steps for nutritional care for the aged.
- Why adverse outcomes are not `par for the course'. Rudman, Daniel // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Mar94, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p37
Presents evidences disputing the common belief that existence of pressure sores, disruptive behavior or verbal aggressions among nursing homes patients are normal. Argument that careful attention to quality care can eliminate such problems; Study of 30 nursing homes to determine prevalence of...
- Who says pureed diets aren't nutritional enough? Bruck, Laura // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jun95, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p32
Reports that pureed diets do not affect nutrient intake, according to a study of nursing home residents receiving pureed foods and regular diet published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society dated 1995. Investigators' recommendations.
- Restraint-free care. Johnson, Diana // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Sep95, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p26
Accounts the author's experience of how her health facility eliminated the use of physical and chemical restraints on nursing home patients. Motivations to develop restraint-appropriate care; Addressing positional problems; Evaluating on the need of an alternative prior to removing restraints;...
- Improving wheelchair mobility. Simmons, Sandra; Rahman, Anna // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;May96, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p32
Focuses on nursing home residents in the United States. Number of patients incapable of independent ambulation dependent on wheelchair mobility; Special needs; Lack of formal assessment or evaluation for wheelchairs; Freedom of choices without relying on nursing home staff for assistance;...
- Two powerful little words. Bonn, Karen L. // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jun96, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p96
Focuses on the care of nursing home residents. Restorative nursing programs; Relationship with nursing home staff.
- Making residents feel `At Home' in the nursing home. Kruczek, Theresa // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Feb97, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p31
Opinion. Presents the author's view about the life of the residents in the nursing home. Attitudes of the staff's that help the residents feel comfortable; The staff's priority with regards to each individual in their home; Why brainstorming and unit conferences with the staff are very...
- Breaking language barriers. Reis, Helene // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Mar98, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p70
Discusses the communication process developed by a nursing care facility in New York to break the language barrier with all its residents. Number of language spoken fluently in the facility; Benefits of the language bank.