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Long-Term Care

Long-term care (LTC) may be required for Veterans with a variety of conditions that range from stroke to polytrauma. Individuals who need LTC may receive services in a rehabilitation facility, adult daycare setting, hospice, or at home. Important aspects of LTC being studied include quality improvement in hospice care, resources for long-term caregivers, and service preferences for those receiving in-home LTC.

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Citations

(5 of more than 103 LONG-TERM CARE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 9 LONG-TERM CARE focused publication briefs)

  • Impact of Comprehensive Caregiver Support Program on VA Healthcare Utilization and Cost
    The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) supports caregivers of Veterans from the post-9/11 era who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or supervision or protection because of the residual effect of injuries sustained during their service. A monthly stipend is provided to caregivers based on Veterans’ care needs. In this study, investigators examined...
    Date: April 1, 2017
  • Stewardship Intervention Reduces Overuse of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among Veterans
    The Kicking CAUTI: The No Knee-Jerk Antibiotics Campaign intervention to reduce asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) overtreatment features case-based audit and feedback and an actionable algorithm to distinguish ASB from catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Kicking CAUTI intervention in two VAMCs between July 2010 and June 2013. Findings sho...
    Date: July 1, 2015
  • Some VA Polytrauma Team Members Caring for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury at Risk for Job Burnout
    This study sought to examine the extent of job burnout among VA polytrauma team members engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury – and to identify their coping strategies for dealing with job-related stress. Findings showed that VA polytrauma team members experienced moderate levels of emotional exhaustion, low levels of depersonalization, and high levels of personal accomp...
    Date: March 1, 2013
  • Significant Financial Burden for Caregivers of Veterans with Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
    This study (conducted prior to the implementation of stipends from the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act) evaluated the prevalence of financial strain as measured by asset depletion and/or debt accumulation, and labor force exit among caregivers of Veterans with polytrauma and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Findings showed that financial strain is common for caregivers: 62% report...
    Date: February 1, 2013
  • Unintended Consequences of Advance Directive Law
    This study sought to identify the unintended legal consequences of advance directive law that may prevent patients from communicating end-of-life preferences. Findings show that unintended negative consequences of advance directive legal restrictions may prevent all patients, vulnerable patients in particular, from making and communicating their end-of-life wishes and having them honored. Five ov...
    Date: January 18, 2011

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Studies

( 5 of more than 34 LONG-TERM CARE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 16-025 Less is More: Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Trautner, Barbara 2018-02-01
PPO 17-082 Feasibility of Evaluating the Expansion of VA Home-and Community-based Services using the Health and Retirement Survey Jacobs, Josephine 2018-01-01
PPO 16-131 Family Telemental Health Intervention for Veterans with Dementia Chen, Cory 2017-05-01
IIR 12-409 Remote Ambulatory Management of Veterans with Sleep Apnea Kuna, Samuel 2017-02-01
IIR 15-333 Trial Outcomes for Massage: Caregiver-Assisted vs. Therapist-Treated (TOMCATT) Bair, Matthew 2017-02-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "long-term care" publications displayed.

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...incidence monitored at long-term care facilities A new case-mix adjustment model for predicting pressure ulcers has revolutionized quality improvement...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders Aging and Age-Related Changes Pressure ulcer incidence monitored at long-term care facilities. A new case-...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...evaluate and improve care in VA long-term care settings VA cares for a large number of long-term care residents so assessment of the quality of...

  • April 2008 FORUM
    ...the long-term care needs of an aging veteran population. In response, VA developed capabilities to meet these needs by building long-term care...

  • April 2008 FORUM
    ...assisted living services to moderate and low income individuals. Long known as a leader in providing an extensive continuum of long-term care...

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