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Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care

Photo: Elderly person holding an illuminated heart item [22/10/2014] A new guide developed by two British academics has shed fresh light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people with dementia. The publication has been unveiled as part of the Inside Out Festival, which showcases contributions universities make to the English capital’s cultural life.Ways to boost use of multi-sensory environments in dementia care - Read more

New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled

Photo: Elderly woman and family caregiver [20/10/2014] More than 65 million family caregivers in the US help 12 million seniors and people with disabilities to live at home. While family caregivers save the federal government billions each year in long-term care services, these caregivers aren't getting much support in return, said principal investigator Sandy Magaña, professor of disability and human development at University of Illinois at Chicago.New research center to focus on family caregivers of elderly and disabled - Read more

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier

The new forum "Coping with Caregiving @home" (German: Leben mit Pflege @home) in Hall 3, Booth 3 G78 informs visitors about a variety of topics centering on caregiving during the REHACARE in daily workshops. Taking care of family members: with the right knowledge, many things become much easier - Read more

Nearly half of older adults have care needs

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [17/09/2014] Nearly half of older adults – 18 million people – have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn from Medicare enrollment files. In all, 8,245 people were included in the 2011 the National Health and Aging Trends Study.Nearly half of older adults have care needs - Read more

Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver

Photo: Dementia patient and family member [15/09/2014] Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.Mindfulness training can brighten outlook on life for person with dementia and caregiver - Read more

Nursing home care improves with culture change

Photo: Interior of a nursing home [27/08/2014] If a nursing home makes an extensive investment in "culture change" it will see improvements in quality of care, according to a new study led by Brown University gerontology researchers.Nursing home care improves with culture change - Read more

Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers

Photo: Caregiver on the phone [18/08/2014] Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that a support program administered entirely by telephone can significantly reduce depression and other symptoms in informal caregivers, such as family or friends, of individuals with dementia.Telephone support program beneficial for dementia caregivers - Read more

Dementia carers need more medication management support

Photo: Woman asking her mother to take medication [28/07/2014] Family carers of people with dementia may need more support with medication management, according to a recent study. Researchers interviewed family members who care for loved ones with dementia to understand the problems they face. Preliminary themes identified included practical issues, the need for clear communication and that carers found the responsibility a heavy burden.Dementia carers need more medication management support - Read more

Smart software supports outpatient services for people with dementia

Photo: Interview situation with elderly couple [23/07/2014] Living at home as long as possible is a wish expressed by many people with dementia. To enable this, researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have developed a computer-based procedure that identifies individual demands in dementia care management.Smart software supports outpatient services for people with dementia - Read more

How gardens could help dementia care

Photo: Old man in the garden with his grandchild [16/07/2014] A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. By critically reviewing the findings from 17 different pieces of research, the research has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.How gardens could help dementia care - Read more

New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments

Photo: App being used [09/07/2014] A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have now launched ACEmobile – a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.New app widens opportunities for dementia assessments - Read more

July 2014: Nursing management

Whether process optimization or human resource management, whether outpatient or inpatient facility – the occupational image of nursing managers has changed during the last years. But the basics stay the same. In what way information technology systems but also the way you position yourself play an increasingly big role, REHACARE.de highlights in the current Topic of the Month: Nursing management.July 2014: Nursing management - Read more

"Nursing managers should be self-confident and stand out with competence"

Poorly paid, physically challenging, shift work – the patient care sector in Germany still has an image problem. This is why it is all the more important for nursing staff to be confident and dig in its heels at all levels and demonstrate why it is among the most important occupational groups in the German health care system."Nursing managers should be self-confident and stand out with competence" - Read more

Managing patient care with information technology systems

Every day, patient care incurs large amounts of data. Nursing staff often collects and documents this data quite differently. Modern information technology systems (IT) are meant to help in simplifying these processes and making them more uniform. What developments are there? And what are the challenges?Managing patient care with information technology systems - Read more

Nursing management: "I make sure I give constructive criticism and look for solutions together"

Tomorrow’s managers should have creativity and professional expertise to be able to master the complex job demands now and in the future. To provide an additional incentive, in January of 2014, the German Federal Association of Nursing Management (German: Bundesverband Pflegemanagement) presented the Nursing Management Award 2014 for Future Nursing Staff.Nursing management: "I make sure I give constructive criticism and look for solutions together" - Read more

Dementia: Long-term care must be improved

Photo: Physician holding an older person's hand [27/06/2014] As millions of Americans struggle to help loved ones with dementia, policymakers should consider more ways to improve long-term services and supports for the soaring numbers of people with the debilitating condition and their caregivers, a new RAND Corporation study says – and it offers possible ways to do so.Dementia: Long-term care must be improved - Read more

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

[04/06/2014] Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers.New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds - Read more

Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers

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Photo: Husband holds his wife's hand [31/03/2014] Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Texas at Austin.Adult Day-Care Services Boost Beneficial Stress Hormones in Caregivers - Read more

Health Workers Inadequately Trained to Treat Minority Ethnic Groups

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[31/03/2014] Health professionals are suffering from severe professional anxiety because they are being inadequately trained to treat minority ethnic groups – with their treatment often based on cultural stereotypes, research has found.Health Workers Inadequately Trained to Treat Minority Ethnic Groups - Read more

Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability

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Photo: Graphic with Word Stroke [05/03/2014] One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke.Early Strokes: Many Young Adults With Long-lasting Disability - Read more

Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer

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Photo: Nurse with an elderly woman [14/02/2014] An 18-month pilot program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with dementia and other memory disorders significantly increased the length of time they lived successfully at home, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Staying at home was a clear preference for most of those who participated in the study.Experimental Care Program Keeps People with Dementia at Home Longer - Read more

Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents

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Photo: Nurse with an elderly woman [05/02/2014] Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research.Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents - Read more

Does Caregiving Cause Psychological Stress?

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Photo: Elderly woman with headache [31/01/2014] When it comes to life's stressors, most people would put caregiving at the top of the list. But according to Peter Vitaliano, a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Washington (UW), there never have been data actually showing caregiving causes psychological distress.Does Caregiving Cause Psychological Stress? - Read more

Living at Home with Dementia

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Photo: Old man in the bathroom [08/01/2014] Most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Living at Home with Dementia - Read more

Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident

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Photo: Elderly patient and doctor [04/12/2013] Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles.Geriatric Care May Help Older Patients after Car Accident - Read more

Study Shows Increased Life Expectancy among Family Caregivers

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Photo: Two women [23/10/2013] Contradicting long-standing conventional wisdom, results of an analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 family caregivers suggests that those who assist a chronically ill or disabled family member enjoy an 18 percent survival advantage compared to statistically matched non-caregivers.Study Shows Increased Life Expectancy among Family Caregivers - Read more

Long-Term Care Seniors at High Risk of Head Injuries

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[09/10/2013] A study by Simon Fraser University researchers has found seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries – nearly 40 per cent of those who fall experience head impact.Long-Term Care Seniors at High Risk of Head Injuries - Read more

Meals for More Seniors Could Save some States Money

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Photo: Man with food [09/10/2013] Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. Meals for More Seniors Could Save some States Money - Read more

Creative App for Dementia Care Workers

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Photo: Screenshot of the app [07/10/2013] As the population ages through better nutrition and healthcare, we can expect absolute numbers of people with dementia to continue to rise. Konstantinos Zachos of City University London and colleagues there and at the Registered Nursing Home Association in Birmingham and London company MediaTel Ltd have developed a software application, an "app", for use by staff in residential care homes.Creative App for Dementia Care Workers - Read more

Improving the Care of People with Dementia in General Hospitals

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[23/09/2013] Academics and healthcare professionals from across Greater Manchester as well as people with a diagnosis of dementia and family carers have teamed up to devise a new training programme for general hospital staff.Improving the Care of People with Dementia in General Hospitals - Read more

Provider-Initiated Solutions Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

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[20/09/2013] A new study has found that nursing home care improves in critical areas – including falls, quality of life and rehospitalizations – when state government and nursing homes collaborate in a performance-based incentive program that promotes local solutions to local problems.Provider-Initiated Solutions Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes - Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well

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Photo: Nurse and patient [06/09/2013] Patients attending clinical nurse specialist clinics do not get inferior treatment to that offered by consultant rheumatologists, the results of a major new clinical trial have revealed.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Nurses Manage the Disease Well - Read more

Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers

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Photo: Caregiver with elderly woman [05/08/2013] The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing is conducting research to improve sleep in those caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, with the aim of determining if better sleep affects heart health.Improving Sleep May Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Caregivers - Read more

Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions

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Photo: Woman caring for her mother [22/07/2013] Researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing care upon the caregivers' lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment.Dementia: Caregivers May Benefit from Tailored Interventions - Read more

Composition of Care Team Critical to Improved Outcomes for Nursing Home Patients

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[15/07/2013] An interdisciplinary team that actively involves a nursing home patient's own physician plus a pharmacist has substantially better odds of improving the quality of nursing home care, according to a new systemic review of studies on long-term-stay patients' care.Composition of Care Team Critical to Improved Outcomes for Nursing Home Patients - Read more

Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives

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Photo: Elderly people [15/07/2013] Researchers say that storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by dementia. Participation in a creative storytelling program called TimeSlips creates a substantial improvement in student attitudes. Dementia: Storytelling Program Helps Change Medical Students' Perspectives - Read more

Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online

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Photo: Old man listening to a woman [12/07/2013] DemTalk, an award-winning toolkit designed by Newcastle University experts to help those coping with dementia, has gone online.Toolkit to Help People with Dementia Goes Online - Read more

Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers

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Photo: Elderly woman with younger woman [27/05/2013] Family caregivers of older adults with dementia are less stressed and their moods are improved on days when dementia patients receive adult day services (ADS), according to Penn State researchers. Dementia: Adult Day Services Provide Stress Relief to Family Caregivers - Read more

The Future Shape of Care

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[29/04/2013] Fraunhofer IAO is developing progressive solutions for care of the elderly as part of the Care 2020 joint research project. Project partners are currently examining indicators of success within the intensely competitive care-sector job market, and exploring ways to involve caregiving relatives.The Future Shape of Care - Read more

Improving Empathic Communication between Hospice Teams and Caregivers

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[15/04/2013] A new study authored by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles shows that more empathic communication is needed between caregivers and hospice team members.Improving Empathic Communication between Hospice Teams and Caregivers - Read more

Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases

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Photo: Dementia patient and nurse [08/04/2013] The costs of caring for people with dementia in the U.S. are comparable to – if not greater than – those for heart disease and cancer, according to new estimates by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and nonprofit RAND Corporation.Dementia Care Costs among Highest of all Diseases - Read more

Program Helps Health Care Workers Move past Tragedy

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[27/03/2013] Studies have shown that a new program that provides support and training at the University of Missouri Health Care System is helping health care workers get back on their feet after the sudden death of a patient and heal both mentally and physically. Program Helps Health Care Workers Move past Tragedy - Read more

Palliative Care: Other Providers May Help Meet Growing Demand

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[20/03/2013] As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply, according Timothy E. Quill, professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center.Palliative Care: Other Providers May Help Meet Growing Demand - Read more

Quality of Care Measures Improve Performance

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[06/03/2013] Public reporting of how physicians and hospitals perform in quality of care measures leads to improved care for patients.Quality of Care Measures Improve Performance - Read more

Dementia Sufferers Benefit from GPS

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Photo: Man on a park bench [25/02/2013] Localisation technology helps achieve an increased sense of security, freedom and quality of life for dementia patients...Dementia Sufferers Benefit from GPS - Read more

February 2013: Nutrition in Care

With increasing age the sense of taste decreases more and more, appetite dwindles. Hence, caregivers are challenged to guarantee a sufficient dietary intake anyway. Why this is not always so easy and what one should pay attention to, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month February: Nutrition in Care.February 2013: Nutrition in Care - Read more

Elderly: Ensuring a Successful Nutrition

Eating is supposed to be a pleasure. But for many older people, the daily food intake is increasingly becoming a torment. There are multiple reasons for this, but they are often not recognized until it already is too late. Thus it is the task of the nursing staff to provide a balanced diet.Elderly: Ensuring a Successful Nutrition - Read more

Recognising and Avoiding Malnutrition

Overweight is often discussed as the problem par excellence in our society. However, for senior citizens malnutrition is a much more critical topic. The older the people are the more often this illness occurs. So, caregivers have to be attentive.Recognising and Avoiding Malnutrition - Read more

Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now”

Every human has individual needs. This has not been fully realized in the German Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI): patients with the onset of dementia do not receive the care they really need. Often relatives care from them at home. They are not supported by the LTCI, even though private home care saves the insurance a lot of money.Dementia: “The Actual Care Dependency Has systematically Been Underreported until now” - Read more

January 2013: Inclusive Education – Learning from and with everybody

In countries like Italy, Norway and Sweden it is already reality what is still demanded in Germany – the joint lessons of children with and without disabilities. However, inclusion does not end with the graduation. That’s why this month is about students with handicap and a teacher with Down's syndrome. For in the Topic of the Month is about Inclusive Education – Learning from and with everybody.January 2013: Inclusive Education – Learning from and with everybody - Read more

Impact of Caring for Adult Child with Disability

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[02/01/2013] A new study highlights economic and psycho-social challenges faced by parents of adult children with disabilities, compared with parents of children without disabilities.Impact of Caring for Adult Child with Disability - Read more

December 2012: Soul Helps Body – Psychology in Rehabilitation

The fact that the psychic constitution of a person also affects the physical health is no secret anymore. However, too seldom this potential is also used accordingly. Which theoretical and practical estimates there are in medical rehabilitation, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month December: Soul Helps Body – Psychology in Rehabilitation.December 2012: Soul Helps Body – Psychology in Rehabilitation - Read more

Postgraduate Training up Close: Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever

The number of chronic wounds increases and by now it has become clear that only special expert knowledge can help to counteract against this development. Therefore, uniform guidelines shall guarantee the optimum treatment of the patients. Nevertheless, postgraduate education is more important because this way medical staff can become experts in the matter of wounds: a profession with perspective.Postgraduate Training up Close: Wound Experts in Greater Demand than ever - Read more

Diabetes Management Program Provides Improvements in Patient Care

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[14/11/2012] In Canada alone, almost 2 million people are known to be living with diabetes. Around a million more have the disease but are not aware of that fact, and have not been given the tools they need to control their blood sugar and safeguard their health. Diabetes Management Program Provides Improvements in Patient Care - Read more

Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care

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Photo: Old woman with nurse; linked to [12/11/2012] Improved home care resources for people, who would prefer to die at home, are key to providing better end of life care and reducing the strain of the United Kingdom's ageing population on the National Health Service (NHS). Palliative Care Experts Call for Better Home Care - Read more

November 2012: Care and Healing of Wounds

Care of acute or chronic wounds often affects everyday life of care. Some wounds heal better; others need some very special attention. Find out more about the relation of negative pressure and the healing of wounds in our Topic of the Month November: Care and Healing of Wounds.November 2012: Care and Healing of Wounds - Read more

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: ”The Wounds Are Cleaner and the Wound Edges Can Grow Closer Together“

Whether it is due to a chronic condition or after surgery – wound healing often gives patients a hard time. Several therapies promise relief, but which of them really keep their word? Negative pressure wound therapy is currently examined very closely and carefully.Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: ”The Wounds Are Cleaner and the Wound Edges Can Grow Closer Together“ - Read more

Nursing and Social Work Students Learn to Work Together

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Photo: Young people working together; linked to [26/10/2012] For the next two years, the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and School of Social Work receive a research grant to improve connections between nurses and social workers before they meet in the health care workplace.Nursing and Social Work Students Learn to Work Together - Read more

Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression

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[24/10/2012] Caregivers of stroke survivors are at risk for developing depression and complications from chronic stress, according to a study by researchers at the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON)Stroke Caregivers Are at Risk for Depression - Read more

Acceptance of Help From Robots

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[22/10/2012] Most older adults prefer to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as they age, and robotic technology can help make this a reality. Acceptance of Help From Robots - Read more

Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities

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[08/10/2012] When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, it takes a dedicated team to help a person regain as much independence as possible: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and others. Now, a University of Calgary research team had added a robot to help identify and customize post-stroke therapy.Rehabilitation: Robots Uncover Stroke Disabilities - Read more

High-tech Tools to Study Autism

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[28/09/2012] Researchers in Georgia Tech's Center for Behavior Imaging have developed two new technological tools that automatically measure relevant behaviors of children, and promise to have significant impact on the understanding of behavioral disorders such as autism.High-tech Tools to Study Autism - Read more

Nurses Examine Caregiver Grief

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[26/09/2012] Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.Nurses Examine Caregiver Grief - Read more

Palliative Care Intervention Improves Patients' Quality of Life

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[13/08/2012] Recent studies have shown that palliative care interventions aimed at addressing patients' emotional, spiritual and social needs have a significant impact on cancer patients' quality of life and may even improve cancer patients' overall survival.Palliative Care Intervention Improves Patients' Quality of Life - Read more

Elder Abuse Affects Latinos Disproportionately

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[23/07/2012] A sobering new study by researchers from the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported.Elder Abuse Affects Latinos Disproportionately - Read more

Helping Alzheimer's Patients Stay Independent

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[20/07/2012] Family members or professional caregivers who do everything for older adults with Alzheimer's disease may just be wanting to help, but one University of Alberta researcher says that creating excess dependency may rob the patients of their independence and self-worth.Helping Alzheimer's Patients Stay Independent - Read more

Dangerous Caregivers for Elderly

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[11/07/2012] Agencies place unqualified, possibly criminal caregivers in homes of vulnerable seniors. Study shows ways of prevention. Dangerous Caregivers for Elderly - Read more

June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?

One year ago the so-called “Bufdis” displaced the “Zivis” in Germany. REHACARE.de enquired: Has the Federal Volunteer Service established its self and can it substitute the Civilian Service? The opinions diverge. Some report about a surprising success and some of a lack of candidates. See for yourself in our Topic of the Month June: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop? - Read more

“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply

They are the new people doing community service: So called Bufdis, engaged people of every age and gender who can espouse different social projects in the Federal Voluntary Service. So far, so good. But how is this possibility of social commitment accepted? REHACARE.de got an idea of it on site at a senior citizen's home.“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply - Read more

Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes

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[02/05/2012] Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study.Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes - Read more

Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes

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[18/04/2012] While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 per cent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end of life care. A new study is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures in order to both inform consumers and provide nursing homes with incentive to improve care.Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes - Read more

Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty

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[13/04/2012] The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California's population ages, but the majority of state's Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the University of California Los Angeles has found.Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty - Read more

Complexities in Caregiving at the End of Life

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[19/03/2012] A new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University shows that non-pharmacological caregiving at the end of life in specialised palliative care is not as basic as one might believe but is based on complex professional decisions that weave physical, psychosocial and existential dimensions into a functional whole.Complexities in Caregiving at the End of Life - Read more

Yoga Can Enhance Coping and Quality of Life for Caregivers

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[19/03/2012] While care for the caregivers is difficult to find, a new study out of UCLA suggests that using yoga to engage in very brief, simple daily meditation can lead to improved cognitive functioning and lower levels of depression for caregivers.Yoga Can Enhance Coping and Quality of Life for Caregivers - Read more

March 2012: Conflicts in Care

Whether forcible encroachments or illegal employment of nursing staff – there are more problems in geriatric care than most people suppose. Many conflicts originate from ignorance, excessive demand or financial difficulties. Our Topic of the Month March shows you how to solve „Conflicts in Care“.March 2012: Conflicts in Care - Read more

Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“

Senior citizens in need of care become more and more often victims of violent encroachments. Potential culprits are informal caregivers or the nursing staff. What affected people should do and how such situations can be avoided – the experts of a Germany-wide emergency call advice centre in Bonn know it.Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“ - Read more

Dignity Counts When Caring for Older People

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[29/02/2012] According to research funded by UK Research Councils' New Dynamics of Ageing programme (NDA), healthcare providers must avoid taking a “blanket view” of how to help older people cope with the ageing process.Dignity Counts When Caring for Older People - Read more

February 2012: Impressive Integration Institutions

At the cemetery and in the kitchen we are all the same – at least in those institutions which REHACARE.de presents in the Topic of the Month February. Have a look at “Impressive Integration Institutions”. February 2012: Impressive Integration Institutions - Read more

January 2012: The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities

Suffering from one kind of disability is bad enough. However, it is a fact that most handicaps do come along with others. In our Topic of the Month January we show you mothers fighting for their children who share “The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities”.January 2012: The Hard Fate of Multiple Disabilities - Read more

Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home"

No matter whether it is basketball or musicals – the son of Ulrike Putze gets enthusiastic about big events of every kind. So she tries to allow him visiting such events over and over again. Nothing unusual? Maybe at least a little bit: Tim is bound to a wheelchair on account of a multiple disability.Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home" - Read more

Caregivers at Risk for Health Problems

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[12/12/2011] According to research conducted at Virginia Tech, the more a caregiver's day is disrupted by the unsettled behaviours of their loved one, the more they find themselves unable to meet or balance their own home and family workloads.Caregivers at Risk for Health Problems - Read more

Improving Patient Care by Improving Nurses' Work Environment

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[07/12/2011] A study of the New York University indicates that there are other aspects of registered nurses' (RNs) work environments that RNs perceive can also have a significant impact on the quality of care they deliver.Improving Patient Care by Improving Nurses' Work Environment - Read more

Hospice Family Caregivers Require Unique Care Needs

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[05/12/2011] A study led by the University of Kentucky researchers found that hospice family caregivers are "second order patients" themselves and require their own unique care needs.Hospice Family Caregivers Require Unique Care Needs - Read more

Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs

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[19/10/2011] The use of long-distance video and data hook-ups to link remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centres provides the same level of care as having everyone in the same room, according to a new study.Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs - Read more

Better Communication Needed between Caregivers and their Relatives with Dementia

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[05/08/2011] Caregivers and their relatives who suffer from mild to moderate dementia often have different perceptions regarding the amount and quality of care given and received.Better Communication Needed between Caregivers and their Relatives with Dementia - Read more

Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia

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[27/07/2011] A model study with the title "Selbstwahrnehmung und Intervention" (self-perception and intervention) is being launched at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. A central goal of the study is to discover how the self-determination of people with dementia in the early stages of their illness can be fostered in an individual, precisely tailored, and thus resource-oriented manner. Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia - Read more

Families with Insurance Put off or Go without Care

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[01/06/2011] The high cost of health care is deterring parents from taking their children to the doctor or buying prescription medication, regardless of how much money they make or whether they have health insurance, according to a new study.Families with Insurance Put off or Go without Care - Read more

Helping Brush up Oral Hygiene in Nursing Homes

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[08/05/2011] People with dementia may soon have improved oral hygiene because of a National Institutes of Health 1.4 million dollars, four-year grant to an assistant professor of nursing, Penn State for a new study.Helping Brush up Oral Hygiene in Nursing Homes - Read more

Europe-Wide Survey Reveals Priorities for End-of-Life Care

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[13/04/2011] A survey of over 9,000 people in seven different countries across Europe has shown that the majority would want to improve the quality of life in the time they had left, rather than extend it.Europe-Wide Survey Reveals Priorities for End-of-Life Care - Read more

Support Is the Key to Tackling Substance Abuse and Addiction among Nurses

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[02/03/2011] As many as ten to 20 per cent of nurses and nursing students may have substance abuse and addiction problems, but the key to tackling this difficult issue - and protecting public safety - is support and treatment, not punishment.Support Is the Key to Tackling Substance Abuse and Addiction among Nurses - Read more

Home Help for Senior Citizens: Legal Employment Must Become Easier

In Germany there often are home helpers from abroad who are occupied illegally. Especially at older people’s homes who need support in everyday life. The reason: Opportunities of legal employment are often unknown, too expensive or juridically shaky. This must change as affected people and experts underline.Home Help for Senior Citizens: Legal Employment Must Become Easier - Read more

New Mode of Dementia Care Lowers Hospitalization Rates

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[14/02/2011] An innovative model of dementia care significantly reduces emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and encourages use of medications that are not harmful to older brains. The result is improved health for older adults and their family caregivers and lower healthcare costs. New Mode of Dementia Care Lowers Hospitalization Rates - Read more

Hospice Care Increasing for Nursing Home Patients with Dementia

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[09/02/2011] In newly published research analysing data on more than 3.8 million deceased nursing home residents, researchers at Brown University found the proportion of residents with dementia who benefited from Medicare hospice care nearly tripled – and the duration of care more than doubled – between 1999 and 2006.Hospice Care Increasing for Nursing Home Patients with Dementia - Read more

2010 REHACARE INTERNATIONAL

All in all over seven million people with disabilities live in Germany. In addition there are another 17 million senior citizens over 65 years of age. Many of them need help, because in everyday life, they can not manage everything on their own. At the trade fair REHACARE in Düsseldorf the latest trends and developments in the industry are presented. We visited the fair and had a look around. 2010 REHACARE INTERNATIONAL - Read more