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The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between caregivers’ involvement and their satisfaction with institutional care during the 1st year. This panel study includes 145 care-givers. A summary indicator of satisfaction was analyzed (a) near admission and (b) for change 1 year...
The authors describe initiatives designed to meet the chronic health needs of the elderly. These programs include demonstration programs such as Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly, Social Health Maintenance Organization, and state programs for Medicare-Medicaid-eligible elders that focus...
Turnover among personal care aides is a chronic problem facing long-term-care industries. High turnover leads to high recruitment and training costs and to the potential for substandard care. Studies in nursing homes have found environmental factors to be more important than economic factors in...
The image of nursing facilities by the public is largely negative. Change in perceptions of nursing facilities is not often studied. The author investigated whether individuals would change their views of nursing facilities in response to volunteer activities in an ombudsman program and...
This study investigated the effectiveness of a multiyear geriatric interdisciplinary team training (ITT) program conducted by a geriatric education center in cooperation with three large health care systems. Approximately 40 half-day training sessions were planned and implemented by the...
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