The pandemic has multiplied the challenges for long-term care. The research of Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, Asst. Professor, School of Nursing, sheds light on those challenges and strategies that long-term care staff have employed to combat social isolation.
Listen to a WORT podcast with Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing. The discussion covers nursing homes, the services they provide, and the reasons for their vulnerability when COVID first hit.
Presented October 6, 2020, the 21st Annual Littlefield Leadership Lecture is available to watch online. The event features associate dean for research and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer chair, Dr. Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, joined by Dr. Robyn I. Stone, DrPH, senior vice president of research with LeadingAge, and co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston.
Dwayne Dobschuetz, APRN, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing alumnus, started checking in on older patients, as he rode his bicycle home from work. The experience inspired him to go back to school at age 65 to become an advanced practice nurse, and led to his current home care role.
Searching for clues in electronic health records could steer dementia patients to better treatment and follow-up examinations — especially patients from minority groups that tend to be less likely to receive specialized care.
A new toolkit from the School of Nursing prepares professionals, like pharmacists, as well as family members and other front-line staff to face and handle situations involving dementia patients.
Dr. Barbara J. Bowers and her team aim to reduce staff attrition and elevate practice perceptions with Geri-Res, an online long-term care nurse residency program.
DNP student Troy Lawrence has a favorite clinical setting. The kitchen table. Lawrence believes home health is a better alternative to clinic-based care for many older-adult patients. Plus, it captures the essence of nursing—of meeting patients where they are—in both the literal and figurative sense.
Assistant Professor Tonya Roberts is reimagining long-term care to make nursing homes feel more like home.
By Chris Barncard, UW–Madison News Laughter may get a lot of credit, but Barbara King makes walking sound like the best medicine. “We know it maintains our health and well-being,” says King, a University of …