• 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!

  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 22, 2020!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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!

  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult. Deadline March 15, 2020.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Outcomes of Patients at Different Types of LTC Facilities Reviewed

A new research review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality compares patient health outcomes when cared for at different types of long-term care (LTC) facilities.

With over 11 million people in the United States requiring LTC, it is important research looks at the differences between LTC settings and the effects they have on patients.

When comparing outcomes in assisted living facilities with nursing homes over time, low-strength evidence suggested there were no differences in outcomes for physical function, cognitive health, mental health, or mortality in patients at both types of facilities.

When comparing outcomes of home and community-based services with nursing homes over time, low-strength evidence suggested home and community-based service recipients experienced higher rates of some types of harms, including accidents, injuries, abuse, or neglect.

Nursing home residents experienced higher rates of other types of harms, such as having a feeding tube or having a pressure ulcer.

Details can be found in the evidence-based review “Long Term Care Strategies in Older Adults: A Review of Home and Community-based Services Versus Institutional Care” on the Effective Health Care Program Website.

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