Individualized feeding assistance care for nursing home residents: staffing requirements to implement two interventions.

  title={Individualized feeding assistance care for nursing home residents: staffing requirements to implement two interventions.},
  author={Sandra F. Simmons and John F. Schnelle},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={59 9},
  • S. SimmonsJ. Schnelle
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
BACKGROUND Recommendations have been made to increase the number of nursing home (NH) staff available to provide feeding assistance during meals and to individualize care for residents. However, there are few data reflecting the number of residents responsive to feeding assistance during meals and what alternative interventions might be appropriate for other residents. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects and staffing requirements of two individualized feeding assistance… 

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