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Estabrooks, C. A.
Poss, J. W.
Squires, J. E.
Teare, G. F.
Morgan, D. G.
Stewart, N.
Doupe, M.
Cummings, G. G.
Norton, P.
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health services
aging
RAI-MDS
nursing homes
resident characteristics
long-term care
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Journal Article (Published)
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English
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Nursing homes have become complex care environments where residents have significant needs and most have age-related dementia. Building on research by Hirdes et al. (2011), we describe a resident profile in a representative sample of 30 urban nursing homes in the prairie provinces using Resident Assessment Instrument – Minimum Data Set 2.0 data from 5,196 resident assessments completed between 1 October 2007 and 31 December 2011. Residents were chiefly over age 85, female, and with an age-related dementia. We compared facility support and related services and resident characteristics by province, owner-operator model, and number of facility units. We observed differences in support and related services by both unit count and province. We also found that public facilities tend to care for residents with more demanding characteristics: notably cognitive impairment, aggressive behaviours, and incontinence. No clear trends associating the number of units in a facility with resident characteristics were observed.
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2013
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doi:10.7939/R3H41JT6J
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© 2013 Cambridge University Press. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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Estabrooks, C. A., Poss, J. W., Squires, J. E., Teare, G. F., Morgan, D. G., Stewart, N., et al. (2013). A profile of residents in prairie nursing homes. Canadian Journal on Aging = La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, 1-9.
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