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Mental Health Consultation in Nursing Homes

Mental Health Consultation in Nursing Homes

Author: Michael A. Smyer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814779115

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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"The most complete book to date concerning the institutionalized care of the mentally ill elderly. A compassionate, comprehensive portrayal of the problems of caring for older persons by family members and nursing home staff. Essential reading for all those working with the elderly." --Bertram J. Cohler, Committee on Human Development, University of Chicago "The real strength of this book lies in its initial conceptualization of the nursing home as a community with a community's complexity of forces working both for and counter to the best interests of its members...contrasting the traditional view that the institution is the enemy of its residents." --M. Powell Lawton, Director of Research, Philadelphia Geriatric Center "This eminently readable book meets a long-standing need in the field of mental health, reflected in the fact that many nursing home residents suffer mental and emotional problems not infrequently the cause of their placement. Rooted solidly in theory, research, and clinical evidence, yet with a clear eye to practical applications, this excellent book will appeal to scholars, educators, students, administers, consultants, and practitioners." --Barbara Silverstone, Executive Director, The Lighthouse "This book come out at the right time in our return to a national discussion of the mental health needs of older adults. Scholarly in breadth and thoroughness, the authors draw on their wealth of practical experience to edify topics on the nursing home industry and its community of caregivers, families, and residents, and on strategies for mental health consultation, assessment, and intervention. It is thoughtfully written." --Carrell Wendland, Ph.D., President Beverly Foundation

Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:HS00167371

Category: Nursing homes

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Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes

Author: William J. Scanlon

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078818637X

Category: Medical

Page: 82

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The report provides information on the enforcement of federal nursing home standards. It (1) provides national data on the existence of serious deficiencies in nursing home compliance with Medicare & Medicaid standards, & (2) discusses the use of sanction authority for homes that failed to maintain compliance with the standards. It also evaluates the extent to which these actions would address any problems identified. Includes testimony by William J. Scanlon, Dir., Health Financing & Public Health Issues, Health, Education, & Human Services Division, GAO. Charts & tables.

Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes

Author: Leslie G. Aronovitz

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756727626

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 44

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The 1.5 million elderly & disabled individuals residing in nursing homes are a vulnerable population. Concerns with inadequate care involving malnutrition, dehydration, & other forms of neglect have contributed to mounting scrutiny from state & Fed. auth. There is also growing concern that some residents are abused -- pushed, slapped, beaten, & otherwise assaulted -- by the individuals to whom their care has been entrusted. This report: determines whether allegations of abuse are reported promptly to local law enforcement & state survey agencies, assesses the extent to which abusers are prosecuted & the impediments to successful prosecutions, & evaluates whether sufficient safeguards exist to protect residents from abusive individuals.

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

Author: Mercedes Bern-Klug

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231132255

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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This volume outlines the belief that nursing homes can and should support the physical, psychological, and social needs of residents, and that residents can thrive in nursing homes when these needs are met. The book's contributors explore the role that palliative or comfort care plays in enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents as well as the medical, familial, psychological, cultural, and financial issues that influence decision-making about end-of-life care. The book is designed to be a tool to prepare social workers to advocate for a greater incorporation of palliative care and psychosocial care into the culture of nursing home care. The book includes discussions of the psychosocial needs of nursing home residents and families, the financing of long-term care and end-of-life care, ethical issues in chronic care and end of life, trends and characteristics in nursing home care, rituals and grief at end-of-life, and considerations for the future. Each chapter includes case examples to further illustrate points made.

Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309053983

Category: Medical

Page: 559

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Hospitals and nursing homes are responding to changes in the health care system by modifying staffing levels and the mix of nursing personnel. But do these changes endanger the quality of patient care? Do nursing staff suffer increased rates of injury, illness, or stress because of changing workplace demands? These questions are addressed in Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, a thorough and authoritative look at today's health care system that also takes a long-term view of staffing needs for nursing as the nation moves into the next century. The committee draws fundamental conclusions about the evolving role of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes and presents recommendations about staffing decisions, nursing training, measurement of quality, reimbursement, and other areas. The volume also discusses work-related injuries, violence toward and abuse of nursing staffs, and stress among nursing personnelâ€"and examines whether these problems are related to staffing levels. Included is a readable overview of the underlying trends in health care that have given rise to urgent questions about nurse staffing: population changes, budget pressures, and the introduction of new technologies. Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes provides a straightforward examination of complex and sensitive issues surround the role and value of nursing on our health care system.

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes

Poorly Performing Nursing Homes

Author: John E. Dicken

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437932508

Category:

Page: 66

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serv. (CMS) established the Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program to help address poor nursing home performance. States select a subset of homes as SFFs from a list of the 15 poorest performing homes in each state. States survey SFFs twice as frequently as other homes and there are more robust enforcement, including termination, for SFFs that fail to improve within about 18 months. This report: (1) determined the factors states consider in selecting SFFs and how SFFs differed from other nursing homes; (2) evaluated CMS regional office and state adherence to program guidance and the program's impact on homes' performance; and (3) identified other strategies that were used to improve poorly performing homes.

Dementia in Nursing Homes

Dementia in Nursing Homes

Author: Sandra Schüssler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319498324

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Written by leading international experts, this book discusses the latest advances in the field of dementia in nursing homes. The topics and findings covered are based on their survey and on a scientific literature review. Dementia is spreading worldwide, placing a growing burden on healthcare systems and caregivers, as well as those affected. With increasing and complex care needs, nursing home admission is often necessary. Globally, over half of nursing home residents suffer from dementia. The book provides essential information on the most important issues in dementia in nursing homes today, including meaningful activities, patient-/person-centered care, psychosocial interventions, challenging behavior, inclusion and support of family members, pain, staff training and education, communication, polypharmacy, quality of life, end-of-life care and advanced care planning, depression, delirium, multidisciplinary approaches, physical restraints and care dependency. Each topic is covered by an international expert in dementia. As such, the book will appeal to professional nurses, nursing scientists, nursing students, other healthcare professionals, and to a broad readership, and will provide a valuable resource for those working in nursing homes, as well as researchers in the field.