• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Care Processes in Nursing Home and Residential LTC Settings May Benefit People with Dementia

According to a new research review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program comparing characteristics and related outcomes of nursing homes and other residential long-term care settings for people with dementia, pleasant sensory stimulation, such as calm music, may reduce agitation for people with dementia.

Also, while more research is necessary, some evidence suggests protocols for individualized care, such as for showering and bathing, can reduce pain, discomfort, agitation, and aggression.

Functional skill training may also improve physical function in basic activities of daily living.

Overall, outcomes for people with dementia do not differ between nursing homes and residential care/assisted living settings, except for people needing medical care, who may benefit more from a nursing home setting.

Access this review and visit AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program Website.

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