Editorial| Volume 17, ISSUE 1, P12-13, January 01, 2016

Role of Case Conferences in Dementia-Specific vs Traditional Care Units in German Nursing Homes

  • Steven M. Albert
    Address correspondence to Steven M. Albert, PhD, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Parran 208, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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      Do resident case conferences in nursing homes improve care for people with dementia? Do these conferences provide support to care staff engaged in dementia care? What is the most effective organization for such conferences? Does use of structured assessments in case conferences improve care planning? Are nursing homes with dementia-specific care units more likely to use case conferences or use them more effectively than other skilled nursing facilities?
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