Demographic Trends, PDGM Forcing Home Health Providers to Get Creative About Staffing

April 25, 2019

At-home care organizations across the country are grappling with how to attract and retain staff. Moorestown, New Jersey-based Bayada Home Health Care has tried to solve the industry-wide pain point by exploring creative solutions, including university partnerships. Reasons for at-home care workforce challenges are numerous. On a macro-level, the United States has a rapidly aging

4 Ways to Boost Home Care Around the World

January 17, 2019

The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to at least double by 2050, with the over-80 population projected to grow at an even faster rate in many countries. To keep national health care spending down, countries will need to figure out ways to support and encourage care that is delivered in the home, the lowest-cost and oft-preferred setting for older adults.

Study identifies global priorities for improving home care

January 14, 2019

Home care experts have called upon global leaders to address the growing demand for domiciliary care with a greater investment in leadership development, health care system redesign, and payment and policy issues.

As Elderly Population Booms, Home Care Must Update

January 10, 2019

In light of the rapidly aging population, health care leaders must address the growing global demand for home care, researchers say.

Rutgers Researcher Leads Study Identifying Global Priorities for Improving Home Care

January 09, 2019

HealthNewsDigest.com - In a new study, researchers recommend that healthcare leaders address the growing global demand for home care with a greater investment in delivery, affordability and quality.

International Home Care Nurses Organization study of international priorities for home care education, research, practice, and management

December 11, 2018

Available free from the publisher for 50 days, get a copy of our latest article:

Jarrín OF, Pouladi FA, Madigan EA. International priorities for home care education, research, practice, and management: Qualitative content analysis. Nurse Education Today, 2019, 73:83-87. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.020.

The majority of U.S. hospitals have room to improve nurses’ work environments and assure adequate nurse staffing to improve patient safety, according to a recent study in Health Affairs.

Hospital patient safety still a concern among nurses and patients

November 08, 2018

Despite investments by government and private institutions to increase patient safety, progress has been slow and uneven, according to researchers

New Paper: Nurses’ And Patients’ Appraisals Show Patient Safety In Hospitals Remains A Concern

November 06, 2018

The Institute of Medicine concluded in To Err Is Human in 1999 that transformation of nurse work environments was needed to reduce patient harm. We studied 535 hospitals in four large states at two points in time between 2005 and 2016 to determine the extent to which their work environments improved, and whether positive changes were associated with greater progress in patient safety. Survey data from thousands of nurses and patients showed that patient safety remains a serious concern. Only 21 percent of study hospitals showed sizable improvements in work environment scores, while 7 percent had worse scores. For hospitals in which clinical care environments improved, patients and nurses reported improvements in patient safety indicators. These included increases in percentages of patients rating their hospital favorably and stating that they would definitely recommend the hospital and in percentages of nurses reporting excellent quality of care and giving the hospital a favorable grade on patient safety. Where work environments deteriorated, fewer nurses gave a favorable grade on patient safety. Failure to improve hospital work environments may be hampering progress on patient safety.

Rutgers Catalyst: Healthy Aging Symposium

October 18, 2018

The initiative fosters a platform to ignite interdisciplinary and transnational aging research initiatives across Rutgers University. Dr. Jarrín, PhD, RN presented on newest findings regarding the impact of home health care on survival for people living with dementia. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robin Barr, National Institute on Aging, Director, Division of Extramural Activities.

New grant funding from NIH

October 10, 2018

Olga F. Jarrin, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Rutgers, is a co-investigator (and the Rutgers sub-award principal investigator) of an NIH-NIA Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) administrative supplement to the NIH-NINR R01 grant “Panel Study of Effects of Changes in Nursing on Patient Outcomes” Principle Investigator: Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing. Co-investigators are Douglas Sloane, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Penn, and Irina B. Grafova, PhD, Assistant Professor at Rutgers, School of Public Health. The purpose of this person-centered approach is to determine the impact of nurse education, staffing, skill mix, and work environment on trajectories of care and care outcomes for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Rutgers-VNA Collaboration Awarded Home Health Grant

September 10, 2018

NJBiz's write-up about the 2018 home health research grant from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation that we will receive! Click below to read the full article!

Alliance Awards Grants to Study Value-Based Care, Other Home Health Issues

September 06, 2018

We are featured in this article in HHCN along with our fellow AHHQI grant awardees.  HHCN touches on why this grant is important in the world of home health care.  Click below to read the full article!

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation recently announced their three awardees for its 2018 home health research grant funding cycle, and we are honored to be one of its recipients along with Dr. Rosati of the VNA Health Group.  The grant will allow us to continue our project and our push for home health care for those living with dementia.  Click below to read full article!

Adaptations of the evidence-based Transitional Care Model in the U.S.

August 03, 2018

Dr. Jarrín co-authored a new paper published by Social Science & Medicine titled "Adaptations of the evidence-based Transitional Care Model in the U.S." Check out the full article here. 

Spotlight on Nursing Research - Olga Jarrín, PhD, RN

July 17, 2018

The Rutgers School of Nursing's latest publication highlights Dr. Jarrín's research; check out the entire publication here! 

What's on Your Summer Reading List?

June 21, 2018

Faculty summer reading lists, including Dr. Jarrín's picks for caregivers.

Film and Panel Discussion: “Coming of Age in Aging America”

May 17, 2018

Princeton Library recently held a screening of the film "Coming of Age in Aging America" and panel discussion that included Dr. Jarrín.

Generation Bold Radio: The Fountain of Truth

December 17, 2017

Adriene Berg's nationally syndicated weekly show on December 17, 2017 was all things dementia care and featured three Rutgers faculty including Dr. Jarrín. Check it out on their website under archived episodes. 

Study finds ANCC Pathway to Excellence standards may improve quality of home nursing care

September 01, 2017

American Nurse Today: Official Journal of the American Nurses Association

Rutgers Today. By Patti Verbanas. Rutgers and Duke University professors explore how to improve care and reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes.

Nursing Times. By Steve Ford. Better working environments, including time to care and access to training, are linked with better patient and workforce outcomes in community nursing, according to the first study of its kind.

In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR), and the Rutgers University School of Nursing examined the factors influencing the likelihood of missed nursing care in the home care setting. Their findings indicate that home care nurses with poor work environments are more likely to miss required care.

The relationship between manpower allocation and nursing home patient quality of care

Wee Siang Tay | January 17, 2017 My name is Wee Siang Tay and I am a Class of 2019 international student from Singapore in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. I am majoring in Economics and currently work with Dr. Olga Jarrín. Previously, I worked in a frontline clinical setting at a hospital and I served in the military. ...

Home healthcare study will try to ID models of effective treatment

Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016

How do patients from various ethnic and economic backgrounds respond to different models of homecare? As healthcare continues to evolve, homecare providers are playing an expanding role protecting the health of senior citizens, disabled individuals, patients with chronic diseases, and those discharged from the hospital with a need for follow-up care. ...

ED visits, work conditions factor into hospital readmission rates

Karen Utterback | December 1, 2015

A new study confirms a phenomenon long observed by home health workers: emergency room visits are an indicating factor for unplanned readmissions. A study published in the August issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice found that the strongest predictor of readmission is a high number of previous ...

La enfermería como solución de ahorro

Miquel Hernandis | 23 oct 2015

«Dinero, dinero, dinero, que es lo que la gente entiende». José Antonio Ávila, presidente del Consejo de Enfermería de la Comunidad Valenciana, resumió así de claro el ideario que se marca el colectivo que representa en las Jornadas nacionales que inauguraron ayer en Alicante.

Home is where the care is

Nurse.com | Noveber 10, 2014

All through nursing school, Melissa Marrero, MSN, RN-BC, was sure she wanted to work in a hospital ICU until she accompanied a home health nurse in New York’s Chinatown as part of a clinical rotation in community nursing. “I was converted during my senior semester,” said Marrero, manager of college relations for Visiting Nurse Service of New York. “The mystery of what happens to your patients when you send them home­­ — you get to see that.” ...

Penn study gets $3M to examine changes in nursing practices and patient outcomes

Dan Verel | Oct 9, 2014

The National Institutes of Nursing Research is putting $3 million toward further research by Linda Aiken, a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, that is focusing on how changes in nursing practices can improve patient outcomes. The study, which is getting supplemental funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Alex Hillman Foundation, is looking at nursing practices at some 600 hospitals and hundreds more nursing homes and home care agencies ...

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