Nursing Homes

Publication Title: 
Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.)

Recently, increased attention has been given to meditation-relaxation strategies to improve physical health, reduce pain, enhance immune response, improve emotional well-being, and foster spiritual growth. This article reviews research conducted in the last 25 years about meditation and spirituality, in particular as it relates to the health of the elderly. This review supports the hypothesis that meditation can be taught to the elderly, even those with dementia.

Author(s): 
Lindberg, Deborah A.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Fur Alternsforschung

This work handles about the need of erotic relations by older and old inhabitants in homes of age and geriatric nursing homes, asks for their imaginations at loveful and tender demonstrations in age, for which characteristics they attach great importance at the election of a new partner. The investigation has the character of a niveau analysis - before we investigate the laws of phenomena, their change and development of phenomena must be known.

Author(s): 
Hesse, G.
Kuhlmey, J.
Lautsch, E.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Ethics

The subject of sexuality among elderly patients with dementia was examined, focusing on two main aspects: the sexual behaviour of institutionalized elderly people with dementia; and the reactions of other patients, staff and family members to this behaviour. The behaviour was found to be mostly heterosexual and ranged from love and caring to romance and outright eroticism. Reactions varied, being accepting of love and care but often objecting to erotic behaviour.

Author(s): 
Ehrenfeld, M.
Bronner, G.
Tabak, N.
Alpert, R.
Bergman, R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of National Black Nurses' Association: JNBNA

The purpose of this study was to describe the love and belonging healthcare needs of HIV infected African-American men upon admission to an AIDS dedicated nursing home. Subjects were 73 (N=73) African-American men 26 to 60 years of age that were admitted to an AIDS dedicated nursing home in the Southern New England area between 1995 and 1999. Most of the men were single (n = 39) and estranged from their immediate families. Many of these men did not have a family member supportive of discharge (n = 60) and did not desire discharge back out into the community (n = 40).

Author(s): 
Fields, Sheldon D.
Jemmott, Loretta Sweet
Publication Title: 
Revista Gaucha De Enfermagem

This article aims at understanding what the friend and friendship represent for the elderly in the context of the geriatric home. One utilized the qualitative approach while the techniques for data collection were: thematic interview and indirect participant observation. The collection period was from April to June 2003, in a geriatric home located in the city of Salvador, Bahia. 15 elderly subjects were interviewed. The used analysis was of thematic contents.

Author(s): 
Silva, C·tia Andrade
de Menezes, Maria do Ros·rio
Santos, Ana Carla Petersen de Oliveira
Carvalho, Lucimeire Santos
Barreiros, Edileide Xavier
Publication Title: 
Nursing Science Quarterly

The classical Chinese philosophy of Confucius is here reconsidered in light of the current challenge of sustaining loving relationships not only in words but in actions, and providing a life worth living for frail older adults. The Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu (Mencius) is described and linked to the nursing home reform movement known as "The Eden Alternative." Implications for nursing are considered.

Author(s): 
Baumann, Steven L.
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: 
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: 
The Medical Journal of Australia

Fifty-two patients, who were not considered to be suitable for traditional therapy, were evaluated on their admission (53 admissions) to the Slow Stream Rehabilitation Unit at Greenwich Hospital, and on and after their discharge from hospital, with a minimum follow-up period after discharge from hospital of 13 months. Mobility and the capacity to perform basic self-care activities were assessed by means of a set protocol while traditional rehabilitation therapies were employed.

Author(s): 
O'Neill, T. J.
McCarthy, K.
Newton, B. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Nursing homes represent the fastest growing component of health care expenditures, over half of which come from public funds. This paper reviews research on nursing home utilization with regard to several policy issues concerning the subsidization of long-term care by Medicaid. As a background, the paper defines and contrasts three concepts; need, demand, and utilization.

Author(s): 
Scanlon, W. J.

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