Debra Dobbs

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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between selected decedent and caregiver characteristics, facility-related perceptions, and emotional and physical health of 434 informal caregivers (94% family) of recently deceased residents of residential care/assisted living facilities and nursing homes. We also examined potential(More)
The integration of electronic health records (EHRs) across care settings including residential care facilities (RCFs) promises to reduce medical errors and improve coordination of services. Using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (n=2302), this study examines the association between facility structural characteristics and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) has become a popular long-term care option in the past decade, in part because these settings offer residents a more home-like environment than nursing homes (NHs) while still offering supervision and assistance to meet individuals' personal and healthcare needs. One of the goals of RC/AL is to facilitate(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine risk of nursing home (NH) placement among older adults receiving publicly funded home and community-based services (HCBS) or assisted living (AL) and to explore whether these settings of care modify the relationship between dementia and risk of NH placement. METHODS The sample consisted of dually eligible(More)
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