Long-Term Care


Effect of Nursing Home Policies on Quality
With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Howard Degenholtz is the co-investigator of this project to determine whether nursing home policies that implement best practices are associated with higher quality of care.

Improving Quality of Life in Nursing Home Residents
With support from the Commonwealth Fund, this two year project headed by Howard Degenholtz seeks to develop and pilot test a comprehensive approach to improving quality of life of nursing home residents. Assessment and care planning materials for nursing home staff to use with their residents are products of this project.

Organization Change to Improve Nursing Home Environment
Howard Degenholtz with Joel Rosen (PI) conducted an organizational change intervention study in local nursing homes focused on prevention of pressure ulcers and increased job satisfaction and decreased turnover among staff.

Quality of Life in Nursing Homes
Howard Degenholtz collaborated on this National Institutes of Aging study of the  impact of the physical environment on nursing home residents’ quality of life.

Selecting Long-Term Care
With support from the California Health Care Foundation, Howard Degenholtz examined how people use the internet to select long-term care.