According to researchers from Brown University, differences in functional improvement for post-acute care residents with and without cognitive impairment may have important implications for clinicians.
A national study involving researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife and Brown University looked at lower extremity fractures among long-stay nursing center residents, and found differences that suggest prevention strategies should differ for hip and non-hip fractures.
Nursing center leaders seeking to reduce hospital transfers may want to consider the type of influenza vaccine they offer their residents, according to research from Brown University. Flu is one of the leading causes of avoidable hospitalizations.
Research examining the nature and degree of hospitals’ efforts to collaborate with skilled nursing centers found that collaboration is associated with positive outcomes for people transitioning from hospitals to nursing centers.
In October 2018, Q&I received a National Institute on Aging award to transition from a one-year pilot to a four-year pragmatic trial of an individualized music program among persons with dementia residing in nursing centers.