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Gørill Haugan, Unni Karin Moksnes, Geir Arild Espnes
BACKGROUND: Nursing home care increasingly targets those elderly with the greatest needs in terms of personal daily activities, whereas services supporting spiritual needs such as hope tend to be ignored. Hope is seen to be a dynamic life force vital to well-being. Nursing home patients are frail, vulnerable, and dependent, which may lead to their hope being intimately related to the nurse-patient interaction. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between nurse-patient interaction and hope among cognitively intact nursing home patients...
September 2013: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
A M Beck, L Ovesen, M Schroll
OBJECTIVE: To test the validity of Resident Assessment Instrument triggers for people in Danish nursing homes and subjects receiving home care by exploring their ability to identify older people with insufficient energy and protein intake. DESIGN: Regression analysis of insufficient energy or protein intake on each of the Resident Assessment Instrument triggers alone or in combination. SUBJECTS: 38 people receiving home care and 41 living in nursing homes...
March 2001: Age and Ageing
H F Diesfeldt
In this study with 161 elderly patients (mean age: 80 years), recently admitted to a psychogeriatric nursinghome, one-year survival was correlated with ratings derived from the Beoordelingsschaal voor Oudere Patiënten (BOP), i.e. Rating Scale for Elderly Patients. This rating scale, which has been adapted from the Stockton Geriatric Rating Scale and put into use in the Netherlands since 1971, has proven to be a reliable and valid method to study the behaviour of psychogeriatric patients. Variables associated with one-year survival (62 patients died within one year) were: helplessness, physical disability and inactivity...
August 1980: Gerontologie
D H Sipsma
This report shows a good picture od the assessment of psychogeriatric patients. The way in whch the assessmentteam deals with the problem is a good one. In my opinion, however, the approach is still too strongly connected with the view of a psychiatric hospital and shows too little of an own and independant psychogeriatric view. This becomes especially clear in the terminology used, such as geronto-psychiatry and nursinghomes for demented aged. Before being able to judge about the positive results of the described way of psychogeriatric assessment I look forward to a report in which quantitative as well as qualitative data on the assessed patients are carefully analysed...
May 1980: Gerontologie
D J Ringoir, R van Duuren
The authors try to give a cost containment analysis of the health care costs spent on patients labelled as suffering from dementia (presenile, senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease, organic psychotic conditions, arteriosclerotic dementia, depressive and paranoid dementia and others). Due to the difficulties in defining dementia, only a rough impression of the costs can given. The total costs of intramural care in 1977-1978 were about of f 912,9 million/year ($ 456,4 million). Intramural care in the Netherlands includes general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes (longstay annexes) with a psychogeriatric ward...
February 1981: Gerontologie
M Martin
The present study emphasizes the necessity to alleviate the frail and handicapped elderly from paying the full amount of nursinghome costs by themselves. Because of today's exorbitant high nursinghome fees the resident becomes destitute within a very short period of time. To change this two solutions are discussed. One deals with a monthly downpayment by all younger members of society. Under the assumption that all adults between 25 and 65 years would participate and nursinghome referrals would not change considerably, each adult had to pay DM 6,-per month...
January 1983: Aktuelle Gerontologie
O Wagner
The Austrian health care system is characterised by highly different ways of organising and financing the hospitals and practising physicians. This has resulted in an inflation of expansive hospital beds and a quality drop and financial restriction for the more economic family doctors. Therefore a financing system based on actual achievement and provided by one single financially responsible institution for the health system is postulated, to reverse this development. Furthermore nursinghomes, rehabilitation centres, social services should be provided more efficiently...
May 15, 1987: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
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