HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Nationwide improvement in nursing home care not likely, despite some changes

Nursing home care in America is in crisis and the prospects of nationwide improvement are not high. However, increasing staffing and raising wages of nursing home workers appear to be necessary preconditions to improving quality of care and should receive high priority, according to Joshua Wiener of the Urban Institute.

Despite substantial regulatory oversight, noted Dr. Wiener, "quality of care in nursing homes remains problematic." He added: "Quality of care in nursing facilities remains a major problem for which there are no simple solutions."

Dr. Wiener made this assessment of care in nursing homes in the April 2003 special issue of The Gerontologist that highlights the challenges in nursing home care.

The articles in this special issue address central concerns in nursing home care and help provide answers to questions such as how nursing home care can best be financed and delivered. The guest editors for this special issue are two preeminent scholars in the field aging: Jill Quadagno of Florida State University and Sidney M. Stahl of the National Institute on Aging. The articles in this issue are a result of a conference held at Florida State University and sponsored in part by the National Institute on Aging.

Dr. Quadagno and Dr. Stahl believe that a major challenge at both the national and state levels concerns the effective recruitment, training, and retention of certified nursing aides. Nursing aides, they pointed out, provide about 60 percent of total nursing hours to residents.

The State of Florida, with its high proportion of aged citizens, is often viewed as a natural laboratory for the investigation of trends in aging population. A look at the nursing home problem in Florida might mirror the nursing homes problems in other parts of the country.

According to a group of researchers led by Larry Polivka of the University of South Florida, "The nursing home problem in Florida was characterized as a debate o
'"/>

Contact: Melanie Radkiewicz
mradkiewicz@geron.org
202-842-1275
The Gerontological Society of America
23-Apr-2003


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Second Annual AIDS Vaccine Day Honors Volunteers Nationwide
2. UW-Madison Center One Of Two Sites Nationwide Selected For Clinical Trial Of Cancer Drug
3. Standardization Of Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Offers Hope To Patients Nationwide
4. Launch Of Nationwide Clinical Trial: Memory Impairment Study
5. Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study
6. New study finds significant improvements in pelvic pain, depression after hysterectomy
7. Study of cancer trials finds significant safety improvement
8. Lack of improvement 24 hours after stroke treatment associated with poor outcome at 3 months
9. Child health improvement through computer automation
10. Study finds Velcade major improvement over standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma patients
11. Prescription of opioids for back pain needs improvement

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/18/2019)... ... April 18, 2019 , ... ... Beverly Hills that offers a full menu of cosmetic and general dental care ... expertise in biomimetic dentistry, which relies on minimally-invasive techniques in restorative dentistry. Biomimetic ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... ... April 17, 2019 , ... With Fentanyl overdose deaths continuing to claim ... the death toll by looking for an alternative to naloxone. Researchers are presenting their ... this week. , Naloxone (often known by the name brand Narcan) has been utilized ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... ... April 17, 2019 , ... Purple ... symptoms. This California-made supplement was designed to lessen the negative effects of ... for purchase via GotPurpleTree.com and Amazon.com . , According to ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... , ... April 17, 2019 , ... Signaled.online is a ... available for users: alarm, monitoring of the web resources and reminder. , The alarm ... as if you live alone. If you haven’t logged in to the website for ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... ... 17, 2019 , ... Nastel Technologies is a premier global ... for mission-critical applications in the mixed cloud environments. Nastel is entering its 25th ... MQ. , Nastel XRay® for MQ, a Big Data analytics platform for AIOps, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/17/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Dr. Srini Pillay, a best-selling author, neuroscientist, tech entrepreneur and ... subverting ideas on creativity and the processes behind human thinking. He recently wrote on ... share his thoughts on social media and the suppression of the human voice. , ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... CHARLOTTE, N.C. and ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... provider of financial solutions to healthcare providers and patients, announced today it has ... not disclosed. , Founded in 2012, Omni Holdings is the leading medical lien ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... ... April 17, 2019 , ... ... for diseases involving mitochondrial dysfunction, announced yesterday at the 2019 Muscular Dystrophy ... and open-label extension (OLE) clinical trial evaluating efficacy of elamipretide, an investigational ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: