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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 complex battlefield injuries. Veterans may receive LTC services in a variety of settings, including a rehabilitation facility, adult daycare, hospice, or at home. HSR&D investigators study a range of questions around LTC including quality improvement in hospice care, resources for long-term caregivers, and service preferences for those receiving in-home LTC.

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(5 of more than 124 LONG-TERM CARE focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 10 LONG-TERM CARE focused publication briefs)

  • Practical Recommendations for the Care of Older Individuals at Highest Risk from COVID-19
    The risk of COVID-19 transmission in the coming months may be high long-term care facilities, requiring focused attention and preparedness efforts. Adding to this healthcare challenge, long-term care residents often have medical conditions associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Appropriate preparedness includes five key elements: 1) Reduce morbidity and mortali...
    Date: March 13, 2020
  • 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

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( 5 of more than 41 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
CDA 15-260 Development of a Stewardship Intervention for CLC Pharmacists to Improve UTI Treatments Appaneal, Haley 2017-10-01
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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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  • 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-...

  • FORUM, April 2008: Aging Veterans
    ...the landmark 1998 report, VA Long Term Care at the Crossroads, which urged a shift in long-term care from inpatient facilities to home- and communitybased...

  • 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...

  • FORUM, April 2008: Aging Veterans
    ...Long known as a leader in providing an extensive continuum of long-term care services, VA was authorized in Public Law 106-117 to provide these...

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