Long-Term Care

Publication Title: 
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Fjorback LO, Arendt M, Ørnbøl E, Fink P, Walach H. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence for MBSR and MBCT. METHOD: Systematic searches of Medline, PsycInfo and Embase were performed in October 2010. MBSR, MBCT and Mindfulness Meditation were key words. Only randomized controlled trials (RCT) using the standard MBSR/MBCT programme with a minimum of 33 participants were included. RESULTS: The search produced 72 articles, of which 21 were included.

Author(s): 
Fjorback, L. O.
Arendt, M.
Ornbøl, E.
Fink, P.
Walach, H.
Publication Title: 
Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C.: 1974)

Women can adopt health practices that will help them to maintain good health throughout their various life stages. Women can take charge of their health by maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet, exercising, and using common sense. Women can also employ known preventive measures against osteoporosis, stroke, lung and breast cancer and accidents. Because women experience increased longevity and may require long-term care with age, the need for restructuring the nation's care system for the elderly becomes an important women's health concern.

Author(s): 
Newman, D. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality

This article describes a process developed by Eastern Mercy Health System (EMHS), headquartered in Radnor, PA, to identify opportunities for quality improvement using defined outcome-based indicators in skilled nursing and long-term care (SN/LTC). The model is built on collaboration among the system's freestanding and hospital-based facilities; it includes a cyclical approach to the exchange of information.

Author(s): 
Denny, D. S.
Christian, V.
Nordan, V. N.
Therriault, M. F.
Publication Title: 
Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality

This article describes a knowledge transfer process that was developed by Catholic Health East (CHE), headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, and that focuses upon one indicator of care, physical restraint use, in the skilled nursing/long-term care setting. The values-based process focuses on preserving residents' rights and using comparative data sharing as the basis for identifying opportunities for improvement. Further, it builds upon a collaborative cyclical model employed by all the CHE System's freestanding and hospital-based long-term care facilities.

Author(s): 
Carroll-Solomon, P. A.
Christian, V.
Denny, D. S.
Nordan, V. N.
Therriault, M. F.
Van Wicklen, R.
Publication Title: 
Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality

This article describes a knowledge-transfer process developed by Catholic Health East (CHE), headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, and focuses on improving resident safety in the skilled nursing or long-term care setting. How the health system customized and implemented an electronic medical event database to identify opportunities for improvement to prevent future occurrences of adverse events is outlined.

Author(s): 
Carroll-Solomon, Pamela A.
Denny, Diane S.
Publication Title: 
Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care

Religious groups like the Maryknoll Sisters have been examining their demographics for years and seeking ways to deal with the aging of their communities while facing diminishing numbers of new members. In 1999, the Sisters projected that in the year 2010, they would number 447, and 359 of them would be over the age of 65 years; 228 would be over the age of 75! Each Sister and the Maryknoll community as a whole deal with aging using the strengths of their lifestyle, spirituality, and support systems. They have learned that they must discern their future with a notion inspired by St.

Author(s): 
Fearon-Giannoni, Susan
Publication Title: 
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

Family caregivers provide long-term care to their chronically ill loved ones and as a consequence they experience physical, relational and financial problems. This study investigates how long-term family caregivers rank 12 motives for caregiving. Motives are derived from the views of four philosophical anthropologists and are related to self-reported stress and joy and to several different background characteristics of respondents.

Author(s): 
Beneken Genaamd Kolmer, Deirdre
Tellings, Agnes
Gelissen, John
Garretsen, Henk
Bongers, Inge
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Psychology

Love Stories is a spoken-word performance created from data gathered from family caregivers about their experiences of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. We present the Love Stories script with an accompanying methodological commentary and put forward a framework of 'Loving Research' based on a model of dementia care proposed by the late Tom Kitwood. Kitwood proposed a five-part model of psychological needs of people with dementia centred on the fundamental and universal human yearning for love.

Author(s): 
McIntyre, Maura
Cole, Ardra
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nursing Administration

OBJECTIVES: The authors describe factors that facilitate positive changes in dementia care as perceived by long-term care employees. BACKGROUND: Creating positive changes in dementia care is a complex undertaking involving multiple variables. The perspectives of long-term care employees may provide important insight and direction for a successful change process. METHODS: A convenience sample of 181 long-term care employees utilized a q-sort methodology to provide data for this descriptive study. Results were analyzed using rankings and Spearman's rho correlation coefficient.

Author(s): 
Kovach, C. R.
Krejci, J. W.
Publication Title: 
Health Marketing Quarterly

This study had two objectives: (1) to determine current consumers' perceptions and satisfaction with assisted-living facilities and (2) to determine current consumers' evaluation and preferences for nursing assistants. Responses from residents and family members indicated positive, but not strong, satisfaction with care. Areas identified as often unsatisfactory were; the mealtime experience, the nursing assistants, and recreational activities.

Author(s): 
Buelow, J. R.
Fee, F. A.

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