142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Nursing Home Care and Quality of Long-Term Care

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This session includes innovative sessions spanning topics on nursing home use and quality to nursing home and state quality reporting systems. Two quality reporting systems, one long-standing and another emerging will be discussed. For the long-standing effort, “Nursing Home Compare,” challenges in using the reported quality data will be discussed and a new alternative approach for reporting demonstrated. For the emerging effort, the development of a state reporting system to measure states’ efforts to balance the use of community-based and institutional long-term care services and supports, the design and implementation challenges will be discussed. Considering nursing home use and quality, the important issue of the admitting nursing home residents with mental disorders will be discussed and new study data will show how older adults with mental disorders are at increased odds of institutionalization. Last, new data on the personal and organizational factors associated with the quality of care provided by immigrant certified nursing assistants will be presented and discussed.
Session Objectives: Describe two long-term care quality reporting systems, including the challenges inherent to each system and potential alternative approaches for improvement Describe the factors associated with long-term care institutionalization and how having a mental health disorder impacts the odds of institutionalization Discuss factors associated the quality of care provided by Certified Nursing Assistants who are immigrants

Nursing Home Compare Plus - A Personalized Report Card for Nursing Homes
Dana B. Mukamel, PhD, Derek Gustafson, Alpesh Amin, MD, David L. Weimer, PhD, Joseph Sharit, PhD and Dara Sorkin, PhD
Examining States' Efforts in Achieving a Person-centered, Balanced LTSS System
Jennifer Howard, MPP MSW, Susan Flanagan, PhD MPH and Kerry Lida, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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