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Providing shelter to nursing home evacuees in disasters: lessons from Hurricane Katrina.
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Nursing homes should develop and practice procedures to shelter and provide long-term access to mental health services following a disaster and be classified in an emergency priority category similar to hospitals. Expand
Co-morbidity associated with dementia
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People with Alzheimer's disease and dementia associated with medical conditions were less likely to be diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation than were controls. Expand
Risk of institutionalization among community long-term care clients with dementia.
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South Carolina Community Long-Term Care data were used to identify factors increasing the risk of institutionalization in people with dementia and determined that clients with a decline in ADL function who were white, had a nonrelative or child as a caregiver, and were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease were at increased risk of institutions. Expand
Resilience and Challenges among Staff of Gulf Coast Nursing Homes Sheltering Frail Evacuees following Hurricane Katrina, 2005: Implications for Planning and Training
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Staff of nursing homes that sheltered Katrina evacuees demonstrated resilience in the disaster's aftermath, and the importance of planning, teamwork, and adequate supplies and staffing is underscored. Expand
Disaster Preparedness for Vulnerable Persons Receiving In-Home, Long-Term Care in South Carolina
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Examination of agencies in South Carolina that provide in-home health care and personal care services helps older and/or disabled clients to prepare for disasters supports incorporating disaster planning in the certification requirements for home health agencies, and developing additional educational resources for administrators and staff of personal care agencies and their clients. Expand
Ethnic differences in the burden of caregiving
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In this limited sample, it was found that mean burden scores were increased among whites if they were the spouse of the patient, and among African-Americans if annual family income was in excess of $20,000, and no mean burden score differences for either group were found by past use of a variety of services. Expand
The influence of caregivers and behavioral and psychological symptoms on nursing home placement of persons with Alzheimer’s disease: A matched case–control study
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Interventions targeting behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia without available effective interventions in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and caregiver support services are necessary to prevent or delay nursing home admission. Expand
Prevention of Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Competencies for Direct-Care Staff
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A number of competencies essential for caregiver training to prevent mistreatment in nursing homes are drafted, including those dealing with definitions and policies, risks for mistreatment, communication and respect in relationships with residents, and development of a cooperative work environment. Expand
Evaluating hospital care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease using inpatient quality indicators
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The results of the study show that men with AD are at higher risk of hospital mortality for common medical conditions, which may indicate poor quality of care. Expand
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