Geriatrics

Nursing home nurses lack time and resources for complete care

Evidence from hospitals has shown for years that nurses are more likely to leave necessary patient care undone when employed in settings with insufficient staff and resources. This “missed care” has been linked to poor care quality.

Penn Today Staff

Is dog walking hazardous to senior health?

Between 2004 and 2017, dog walking related fractures in people 65 or older more than doubled, and two factors are the cause: increased pet ownership and a greater emphasis, in recent years, on physical activity at older ages.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Old and Ageist: So Many Older People Have Prejudices About Their Peers—and Themselves

The School of Nursing’s Nancy Hodgson spoke about her experience working in a Baltimore retirement community, where residents at the independent level often resisted sharing space with older and more disabled residents.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How to Know When It’s Time for Hospice

Susan Foster and Nina O’Connor of the Penn Wissahickon Hospice, Scott Halpern of Penn’s Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center, and Salimah Meghani of the School of Nursing were all interviewed about hospice and end of life care.

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