457 results match your criteria Care management journals : Journal of case management ; The journal of long term home health care[Journal]


An Integrated Case Management Model to Assist Pacific Youth Offenders and Their Families in Australia.

Authors:
Jioji Ravulo

Care Manag J 2016 Dec;17(4):170-179

Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

Pasifika Support Services (PSS) was a program managed by a nongovernment organization, Mission Australia, and funded by the New South Wales Premiers Office to meet the needs of young offenders from a Pacific background. PSS ran from June 2005 to June 2009 and implemented a cost-effective integrated case management model with the New South Wales Police Force adapted to address social risk factors specific to Pacific youth offenders and family support networks. Sixty young people were reviewed regarding the outcomes achieved through their participation, further supported by an evaluation carried out by an external evaluator who found that 65% of participants did not reoffend after 18 months of completing the program. Read More

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December 2016
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A System Analysis of Delay in Outpatient Respiratory Equipment Delivery.

Care Manag J 2016 Dec;17(4):161-169

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objectives: To systematically assess barriers delaying home respiratory equipment requisition and to evaluate for temporal correlation between delays and emergency room or hospitalization episodes.

Background: Initiation of home respiratory treatments is delayed because of delays in delivery of durable medical equipment (DME). This study assesses root causes of such delays from a system perspective. Read More

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December 2016
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Comprehensive Care.

Authors:
David Ring

Care Manag J 2016 Dec;17(4):155-160

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

Illness is a combination of pathophysiology and associated thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Given the large number of treatments that are discretionary and preference sensitive, one goal is accurate diagnosis of patient preferences. Reliance on biomedical treatments (e. Read More

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December 2016
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New Directions for .

Authors:
John W Traphagan

Care Manag J 2016 Dec;17(4):154

Department of Religious Studies and Population Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.

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December 2016

Advanced Practice Nurse Transitional Care Model Promotes Healing in Wound Care.

Authors:
Carole Mackavey

Care Manag J 2016 Sep;17(3):140-149

Optimally, transition in health care should be seamless and incorporate a well-thought-out patient-centered discharge plan; yet, many hospitalized patients are unprepared for discharge, thereby compromising patient safety and quality of care. Transition of care should include a broad range of time-limited services designed to ensure health care continuity to avoid poor outcomes among at-risk populations. This case study demonstrates that advanced practice nurses (APNs) are in the perfect position to bridge the existing gap, reduce readmissions, and improve patient health. Read More

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September 2016
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Risk Factors and Effects of Care Management on Hospital Readmissions Among High Users at an Academic Medical Center.

Care Manag J 2016 Sep;17(3):134-139

Few studies have examined predictors of hospital readmission among high-using patients enrolled in a behaviorally oriented intensive care management program. The purpose of this case control study was to describe risk factors and the effectiveness of a complex care management program for hospital readmission among vulnerable patients at a large academic medical center. One hundred sixty-three patients enrolled in the University of Michigan Complex Care Management Program (UM CCMP) were hospitalized between January 2014 and March 2015. Read More

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September 2016
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Attachment Theory and Neuroscience for Care Managers.

Care Manag J 2016 Sep;17(3):129-133

This article describes a model for care managers that is based on attachment theory supplemented by knowledge from neuroscience. Together, attachment theory and basic knowledge from neuroscience provide for both an organizing conceptual framework and a scientific, measureable approach to assessment and planning interventions in a care plan. Read More

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September 2016
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Legal and Ethical Imperatives for Using Certified Sign Language Interpreters in Health Care Settings: How to "Do No Harm" When "It's (All) Greek" (Sign Language) to You.

Authors:
Angela M Nonaka

Care Manag J 2016 Sep;17(3):114-128

Communication obstacles in health care settings adversely impact patient-practitioner interactions by impeding service efficiency, reducing mutual trust and satisfaction, or even endangering health outcomes. When interlocutors are separated by language, interpreters are required. The efficacy of interpreting, however, is constrained not just by interpreters' competence but also by health care providers' facility working with interpreters. Read More

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September 2016
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Identifying Potential Care Management Candidates: The Use of Diagnosis-Based Models to Predict 5-Year Health Care Costs.

Authors:
John Robst

Care Manag J 2016;17(2):105-11

Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida, USA.

Objective: This article examined individual characteristics associated with having higher costs in a 5-year period to identify patients that may potentially benefit from case management.

Methods: Florida Medicaid claims data from 2005 to 2010 were used to examine the characteristics, diagnoses, and services (in 2005) associated with individual costs in 5 future years (2006-2010). The data were divided into estimation and prediction samples with regression models estimated using diagnoses and service use in 2005 to predict future costs. Read More

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A Process of Multidisciplinary Team Communication to Individualize Stroke Rehabilitation of an 84-Year-Old Stroke Patient.

Care Manag J 2016;17(2):97-104

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Social Welfare, Kibi International University, Okayama, Japan.

Previously, we have used a multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to individualize rehabilitation of very old stroke patients as a means to establish intervention points for addressing impaired activities of daily living (ADL). However, this previous study was limited because of a lack in describing the communication process over time. This case study characterized the MDT communication process in the rehabilitation of an 84-year-old patient over the course of 15 weeks. Read More

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June 2017
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Translating Knowledge Into Practice Through an Academic-Practice Partnership for Exploring Barriers That Impact Management of Homebound Patients With Heart Failure.

Care Manag J 2016;17(2):81-96

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.

A knowledge translation project involving an academic-practice partnership and guided by action-oriented research was used for exploring barriers that impact management of homebound heart failure patients. The intervention process followed an action research model of interaction, self-reflection, response, and change in direction. External facilitators (academia) and internal facilitators (practice) worked with clinicians to identify a topic for improvement, explore barriers, locate the evidence compare current practice against evidence-based practice recommendations, introduce strategies to "close the gap" between actual practice and the desired practice, develop audit criteria, and reevaluate the impact. Read More

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June 2017
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The Influence of Social Networks and Social Support on Health Among Older Koreans at High Risk of Depression.

Care Manag J 2016;17(2):70-80

Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea.

Background: Despite compelling evidence showing that social networks and social support are associated with depression, relatively little research is available on this topic for older Koreans at high risk of depression. This article aimed to examine the relationship among different types of social networks (family vs. friends), social support (instrumental vs. Read More

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June 2017
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Important Case Management Goals in Community Aged Care Practice and Key Influences.

Care Manag J 2016;17(1):47-60

Institute for Health & Ageing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

Aim: To investigate important case management goals and key influences on the achievement of the goals in community aged care practice from the perspectives of case managers in Australia.

Methods: We surveyed 154 case managers, representing 17.1% of the target population in the State of Victoria, Australia. Read More

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June 2017
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Hypertensive Black Men's Perceptions of a Nurse Protocol for Medication Self-Administration.

Care Manag J 2016;17(1):37-46

Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA.

A factor contributing to uncontrolled hypertension in older persons is medication nonadherence. Older Black men in a rural cardiology clinic were not taking blood pressure medication as prescribed resulting in uncontrolled hypertension. A nurse protocol to assist with self-administration of hypertensive medication was proposed to address the problem. Read More

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June 2017
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Barriers and Facilitators to Coordinating Care With High-Risk, High-Cost Disabled Medicaid Beneficiaries: Perspectives of Frontline Staff and Participating Clients.

Care Manag J 2016;17(1):24-36

School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

This evaluation was designed to examine the perspectives of 15 frontline staff who implemented a managed care program and 154 high-risk, high-cost disabled Medicaid clients who were participants in the program. Results indicated that positive relationships between staff and clients played a key role in facilitating program implementation. Challenges included finding ways to provide a wide breadth of services including food, shelter, and transportation; handling difficulties following from staff turnover; and creating transitions of care for clients to community health clinics. Read More

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June 2017
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The Influence of Social Networks and Supports on Depression Symptoms: Differential Pathways for Older Korean Immigrants and Non-Hispanic White Americans.

Care Manag J 2016;17(1):13-23

Ewha Womans University, Ewha Institute of Social Science, Seoul, Korea.

Objectives: The current cross-cultural study examines the pathways underlying different formations of social networks and social support systems, which affect depression symptoms among older Korean immigrants and non-Hispanic Whites in the United States.

Method: Data for this study came from a panel survey of 223 older Korean American immigrants and 201 non-Hispanic White older adults 65 years of age and older living in Los Angeles. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is used to test the proposed conceptual model designed to explain the direct and indirect relationships between social networks and social support on depression symptoms. Read More

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June 2017
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The Long-Term Effects of Participant Direction of Supports and Services for People With Disabilities.

Care Manag J 2016;17(1):2-12

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the short-term effectiveness of the Cash and Counseling model option of participant-directed home and community-based personal care service programs for Medicaideligible recipients with disabilities requiring long-term care. However, long-term experiences with participant-directed services have yet to be examined for these individuals. We addressed this gap in the literature through participatory action research and qualitative content analysis. Read More

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June 2017
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A Public Health Nursing Model Assists Women Receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits to Identify a Usual Source of Primary Care.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(4):203-7

University of Florida, USA.

Women enrolled in Florida's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program experience high rates of chronic health problems and often lack a usual source of care. Thus, in this study, we aimed to identify variables related to being in a usual source of care at time of study enrollment and determine whether a public health nursing case management intervention affected the obtainment of a usual source of care. To achieve these aims, we conducted a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial of a public health nursing case management intervention, which included women with chronic health conditions enrolled in TANF (n = 432). Read More

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July 2018
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The Home-Delivered Meals Program: A Promising Intervention for Suburban Older Adults Living Alone.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(4):195-202

College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

This study examined differences in perceived benefits of home-delivered meals between older adults living alone and those living with others. Recommendations were also discussed to enhance services by examining differences between these two subgroups. This study used secondary data analysis focusing on two open-ended questions that were collected in a client satisfaction survey conducted by AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in suburban Cook County, Illinois. Read More

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July 2018
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Social Role Theory and Social Role Valorization for Care Management Practice.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(4):184-7

School of Social Work, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

This article proposes that social role theory (SRT) and social role valorization (SRV) be established as organizing theories for care managers. SRT is a recognized sociological theory that has a distinctive place in care management practice. SRV is an adjunct for SRT that focuses on people who are devalued by being in a negative social position and supports behavior change and movement to a valued social position. Read More

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July 2018
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A Scoping Literature Review: The State of Knowledge on Home Care Equipment and Supplies.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(4):174-83

Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada.

We explored the state of knowledge on home care supplies and equipment because not much is known about this topic. We used a scoping review for the literature review because it was the most appropriate approach considering the state of the literature. We searched for articles published in both the gray and peer-reviewed literature. Read More

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July 2018
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Meeting the Mental Health Needs of the Homebound: A Psychiatric Consult Service Within a Home-Based Primary Care Program.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(3):122-8

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

The growing population of homebound adults increasingly receives home-based primary care (HBPC) services. These patients are predominantly frail older adults who are homebound because of multiple medical comorbidities, yet they often also have psychiatric diagnoses requiring mental health care. Unfortunately, in-home psychiatric services are rarely available to homebound patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587535PMC
July 2018
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A Patient-Centered Transitions Framework for Persons With Complex Chronic Conditions.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(3):159-69

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada.

Hospitals are under increasing pressures by governing bodies to meet mandated performance standards and fiscal targets. As a result, hospitals are incentivized by funders to discharge patients efficiently and effectively. Gaining insight into the patient experience of discharge, as well as understanding patient needs and concerns, is prudent. Read More

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July 2018
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Approaches to Information Sharing and Assessment: Evidence From a Demonstration Program.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(3):150-8

University of Manchester, USA.

This article categorizes and delineates approaches to information sharing and assessment in a demonstration program established by central government in England. Its purpose was to develop and test a set of principles relating to a general assessment framework for adults in demonstrator sites, maximizing the use of information technology where feasible. The method employed comprised the systematic analysis of documents associated with the funding application and a telephone interview with personnel in each site. Read More

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July 2018
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Transnational Support of Asian Indian Elderly in India: Examining Patterns of Exchanges.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(3):141-9

Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Using a mixed methods approach, the provision of support exchanges between family members across national borders was examined. Specifically, this project examined transnational support among Asian Indian elderly residing in India whose children resided outside India. Seventy adults participated in this project in the cities of Bangalore and Mumbai. Read More

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July 2018
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Factors of Good Collaboration in Home-Based End-of-Life Care: A Questionnaire Survey of Japanese Home Care Nurses, Home Helpers, and Care Managers.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(3):129-40

Graduate School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Good interprofessional work (IPW) is essential to provide quality home-based end-of-life (EOL) care. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors of "good collaboration," as evaluated separately by home care nurses (HNs), home helpers (HHs), and care managers (CMs). The relationship was examined between their evaluation of good collaboration and their recent actual experience of interprofessional collaborative work for a home-based EOL case. Read More

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July 2018
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American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center: Challenges of a Health Equity Quest.

Care Manag J 2014 12;15(4):196-204

College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center American Indian Prevention Center, Oklahoma City.

American Indians are classified by the federal government as a "health disparities population" with significant excess morbidity and mortality caused by diabetes and its many complications. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health has created a national program titled "Centers of Excellence" whose primary goal is the elimination of health disparities. This article describes the American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health, in terms of its intellectual foundations rooted in a biocultural analytic model and operationalized by an interdisciplinary functioning staff. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540070PMC
December 2014
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Weight-Bearing Exercise and Foot Health in Native Americans.

Care Manag J 2014 12;15(4):184-195

Choctaw Nation Health Center, Talihina, Oklahoma.

Diabetes contributes to sensory peripheral neuropathy, which has been linked to lower limb abnormalities that raise the risk for foot ulcers and amputations. Because amputations are a reason for pain and hospitalization in those with diabetes, it is of critical importance to gain insight about prevention of ulcer development in this population. Although the American Diabetes Association (ADA) now recommends that individuals with neuropathy can engage in moderate-intensity weight-bearing activity (WBA), they must wear appropriate footwear and inspect their feet daily. Read More

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December 2014
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A Survey of Self-Management and Intrusiveness of Illness in Native Americans with Diabetes Mellitus.

Care Manag J 2014 12;15(4):170-183

College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Diabetes mellitus (DM) has emerged as an important focus of national public health efforts because of the rapid increase in the burden of this disease. In particular, DM disproportionately affects Native Americans. Adequate management of DM requires that patients participate as active partners in their own care and much of patient activation and empowerment can be attributed to their experience with DM and self-care. Read More

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December 2014
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Perceptions and Concerns Regarding Diabetes Mellitus During Pregnancy Among American Indian Women.

Care Manag J 2014 12;15(4):160-169

College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center American Indian Prevention Center, Oklahoma City.

Diabetes among American Indian (AI) people is a. condition that creates excessive morbidity and mortality and is a significant health disparity. This research delineated culturally constructed models of diabetes mellitus (DM) among 97 pregnant women in 2 large AI Nations to Oklahoma. Read More

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December 2014
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Introduction to the Special Issue.

Authors:
J Neil Henderson

Care Manag J 2014 12;15(4):158-159

American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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December 2014
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Informal Dementia Caregiving Among Indigenous Communities in Ontario, Canada.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(2):106-20

Recent studies suggest dementia is an emerging health issue for Indigenous peoples in Canada. In this article, we explore findings concerning informal dementia caregiving in Indigenous communities. Our research has been carried out in partnership with Indigenous communities in Ontario, Canada, over the past 4 years. Read More

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August 2015
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Cultural Construction of Dementia Progression, Behavioral Aberrations, and Situational Ethnicity: An Orthogonal Approach.

Authors:
J Neil Henderson

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(2):95-105

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, induce caregivers already struggling to cope with the behavioral aberrations of dementia to constantly update their cultural construction of the disease because the outward symptoms used to interpret it are in constant flux. For ethnic minority caregivers, particularly, coping is a process of tracking a moving set of symptoms, making cultural sense of them across time, and negotiating a medical environment that can be hostile to them because of their "nonstandard" cultural health beliefs. In the midst of a constantly changing disease, achieving optimal communications with the medical establishment causes the ethnic minority caregivers to change their behaviors to better fit the expectations of the clinic, then retreat to their own cultural comfort zone only to continue oscillating between cultures for the duration of their caregiving responsibilities. Read More

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August 2015
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Frankly, None of Us Know What Dementia Is: Dementia Caregiving Among Iranian Immigrants Living in Sweden.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(2):79-94

In quite a short amount of time, Sweden has gone from being a relatively homogeneous society to a multicultural one, with a rapid expansion of immigrants having culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds growing old in Sweden. This is particularly interesting in relation to studying age-related dementia diseases. Research shows that not only do CALD persons with dementia diseases tend to mix languages, have difficulties with separation of languages, or revert to speaking only their native tongue as the disease progresses, but they also show tendencies to experience that they live in the cultural environment in which they were brought up, rather than in the current Swedish one. Read More

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August 2015
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Expressions of Identity and Self in Daily Life at a Group Home for Older Persons With Dementia in Japan.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(2):64-78

This study focuses on expressions of identity and self among residents at a group home for older persons with dementia in Japan--a study, which started as an explorative study on spirituality--and how residents make meaning of life. Although aware of stages of dementia illness and briefly commenting on these, the analysis does not make any specific point of it. This article views dementia from a sociocultural perspective and is based on participant observations at a group home with 19 residents, combined with interviews with 6 of them. Read More

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August 2015
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Outcomes of the Maryland Person-Centered Hospital Discharge Program: a pilot targeting decreasing long-term care use and hospital readmissions.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(1):48-58

The Person-Centered Hospital Discharge Program (PCHDP) was offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a way to improve care to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in Maryland. The PCHDP used a care nurse/coordinator to facilitate the successful transition of patients at risk for becoming eligible for Medicaid. The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of the PCHDP pilot, explore factors that influenced hospital and long-term care admissions following hospital discharge, and obtain operational data to develop new programs with related objectives. Read More

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May 2015
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The analysis for the causes of surgical cancellations in a Brazilian university hospital.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(1):41-7

Background: The aim of our study is to quantify the occurrence of suspension of scheduled surgeries in a Brazilian university hospital, trying to identify the causes of suspension of these operations and meet the medical specialties that most contributed to the cancellation.

Methods: This study takes the form of an exploratory, descriptive, and quantitative enquiry carried out by analyzing the database from 2008 to 2011 of the operating theater.

Results: Of the 29,518 scheduled surgeries, 16. Read More

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May 2015
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Identifying pious and heretical citizens in a permanent supported housing community.

Authors:
Anthony Wright

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(1):30-40

This article offers an analysis of the impact of recovery-oriented treatment discourses and practices on tenant-staff relationships in the context of the Pinewood Apartments, a Texas-based permanent supported housing community. Drawing on 6 months of ethnographic research and personal experience of working as a caregiver at Pinewood, I demonstrate how tenant-staff relationships were compromised by service providers' negative evaluations of certain tenants in the context of emotionally charged service interactions. These negative evaluations, I argue, stem from deeply held ideas about valuable citizenship that are embedded in the philosophy and practices of recovery, which emphasizes client choice, self-sufficiency, and autonomy. Read More

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May 2015
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Community-based case management and health care use in older adults: outcomes of a collaborative multiagency approach.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(1):20-9

Case management (CM) establishes valuable connections between clients and needed supports. There are, however, mixed results on its prediction of health care use. This quasi-experimental record review (N = 96) of a collaborative CM consortium examined predictors of health care use among older adults (aged older than 60 years) who had received CM for at least 6 months. Read More

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May 2015
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The high price of obesity in nursing homes.

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(1):14-9

This article provides a commentary on the costs of obese nursing home patients. We conducted a comprehensive literature search, which found 46 relevant articles on obesity in older adults and effects on nursing home facilities. This review indicated obesity is increasing globally for all age groups and older adults are facing increased challenges with chronic diseases associated with obesity more than ever before. Read More

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May 2015
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Older adults' perceptions of using iPads for improving fruit and vegetable intake: an exploratory study.

Authors:
Ivan Watkins Bo Xie

Care Manag J 2015 ;16(1):2-13

Fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption can improve older adults' health outcomes, but conventional interventions can be resource demanding and make it difficult to provide just-in-time intervention content. iPad-based interventions may help overcome these limitations, but little is known about how older adults might perceive and use iPads for FV consumption. To address this gap in the literature, we conducted a qualitative study to explore older adults' perceptions and use of iPads for improving FV consumption between February and August of 2012. Read More

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May 2015
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Where are they now? Cash and Counseling successes and challenges over time.

Care Manag J 2014 09;15(3):104-110

Open Text, Rockville, Maryland.

The positive results of the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) led to the funding of a replication project that included 12 more states in 2008. Since then, the political and economic environments have changed. The authors sought to investigate how well the three original and 12 replication CCDE programs are coping with current challenges, and how their experiences may inform the growth and sustainability of emerging participant-directed programs. Read More

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September 2014
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Constipation in the long-term care setting.

Care Manag J 2014 ;15(2):83-90

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September 2014
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Increased longevity in HIV: caring for older HIV-infected adults.

Authors:
Susan C Ball

Care Manag J 2014 ;15(2):76-82

The demographics of the HIV-infected population in the United States have shifted in a way that few would have predicted 30 years ago when the tide of sick and dying patients largely consisted of young men. Effective ART has allowed those infected to live long, productive lives and to grow old with their disease. With the increase in life expectancy afforded by HIV treatment, the cause of death among HIV-infected individuals is far more likely to be from an HIV-associated non-AIDS condition. Read More

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September 2014
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An examination of assessment arrangements and service use for older people in receipt of care management.

Care Manag J 2014 ;15(2):66-75

With anticipated greater demand for formal care services globally, this article examines the sociodemographic and health characteristics of frail older people in receipt of community support. Data were collected from audits of case files of older people receiving care management at two time points during which two government policy initiatives were implemented to promote greater standardization in health and social care provision for older people in England. Findings at Time 2 revealed that there were higher levels of physical and mental impairment and more health care assessments undertaken. Read More

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September 2014
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Marilyn Mesi Pona.

Care Manag J 2014 ;15(1):57-60

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May 2014
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Eleven blogs on aging.

Authors:
Bea V Larsen

Care Manag J 2014 ;15(1):49-56

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May 2014
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Closely approaching advanced age in a supermax prison.

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Staughton Lynd

Care Manag J 2014 ;15(1):46-8

When a Social Security recipient reaches the age of 50 years, he or she is classified as "closely approaching advanced age." Todd Ashker is passing this tipping point at Pelican Bay State Prison in California, a supermaximum security facility. My wife and I have corresponded with Mr. Read More

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May 2014
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