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Earlier research suggests that geographic location matters for informal caregivers of persons with dementia: rural caregivers tend to rely on more informal supports and may report more psychological distress and burden than urban caregivers. Differential access to services may underlie these...
A telephone survey of 43 state long-term care ombudsmen (LTCO) assessed their familiarity with relevant long-term care disaster resources, their provision of disaster aids and training to staff, and their perceived preparedness to lead their programs during public crises. Thirty-four directors...
Problematic resident behaviors may escalate in long-term care facilities (LTCs). If nurse aides (NAs) are not nearby, the nearest staff to intervene may be nondirect care workers (NDCWs), who have little or no dementia training. This pilot research tested Internet dementia-training program,...
Purpose of the Study:The objective of this article is to investigate determinants of self-rated health and describe their association with social capital and socioeconomic characteristics among older Korean immigrants.Method:A cross-sectional study of 205 older Korean immigrants (aged 60 years...
Purpose of the Study.Adult children are often directly affected by aging parents’ decision to limit or stop driving. This qualitative study examined the process of driving reduction and cessation (DRC) from the perspective of adult children, with a focus on family communication.Design and...
Purpose of the Study:To estimate the odds of death associated with documented unintentional falls and acute care hospitalization among older adults in the United States.Design and Method:Data were abstracted from the 2005 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and odds of death were modeled using...
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