Jennifer R Salmon

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Caregiving at Life's End (CGLE) is a program for family caregivers caring for someone during the last years of life that focuses on the emotional, spiritual, and practical aspects of life and relationship completion and closure. This study evaluated the effectiveness of CGLE in improving three major outcomes: comfort with caregiving, closure, and caregiver(More)
PURPOSE This study presents an analysis of the influence of consumers' predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics on the utilization of long-term care (LTC) services in nursing facilities (NFs), assisted living facilities, or home- and community-based services (HCBS). DESIGN AND METHODS Data were gathered through a record review of a cross-sectional(More)
A growing body of literature suggests that diverse attitudes toward the end of life exist across and within ethnic minority groups. This focus-group pilot study examined social and cultural factors influencing views of Korean-American older adults and caregivers on advance care planning and hospice care. A total of 20 older adults and 16 caregivers in west(More)
We do not know to what extent the needs of caregivers involved with patients at the end of life are being met by care providers and whether caregiving at life's end can be a positive experience. We used the Hospice Experience Model of Care as a framework for understanding the effect of transformative tasks on caregiving at life's end. We compared current(More)
PURPOSE We compared inpatient days, nursing home days, and total Medicaid claims for five Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs for in-home and assisted living services in Florida. DESIGN AND METHODS We studied a single cohort of Medicaid enrollees in Florida aged 60 and older, who were enrolled for the first time in any of(More)
The nursing home problem in Florida was characterized as a debate over quality of care and the rapid increase of lawsuits against nursing homes that led to a decline in the availability of affordable liability insurance. The staff for Florida's Task Force on Availability and Affordability of Long-Term Care analyzed lawsuit and quality-of-care data from one(More)
The researchers in this study developed and validated a questionnaire to measure the needs of end-of-life (EOL) caregivers. The model is used to facilitate meaningful and supportive experiences for both the patient and caregiver The questionnaire was developed using existing scales of meaning, self-acceptance, burden, and gain as well as new scales of(More)
The objective of this study is to examine the litigation experience of twenty-eight nursing homes in Hillsborough County, Florida. Primary data were collected from Hillsborough County Circuit Court's Clerk's Recording Computer System about lawsuit activity from 1996 to 2000 and linked to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Online Survey,(More)
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