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Q&A with Jo Owens, author of A Funny Kind of Paradise

Jo Owens became a nursing home aide in Canada out of a need for money, and came away with her calling. And from that experience, the pain and the human glory, came her debut novel A Funny Kind of Paradise,… Continue Reading →

Dean David Cash announces retirement of Institute Director Len Fishman

I write to announce that Len Fishman, after serving seven years as director of the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, will be retiring on August 31. A nationally recognized leader in health care… Continue Reading →

Study Examines Impact of Medicare Purchasing Program on Skilled Nursing Facilities Serving Vulnerable Populations

What happens when the government decides to reward skilled nursing facilities that perform better and penalize others that don’t do so well? The early results were not good for facilities that primarily serve vulnerable populations. A new study led by… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Gaudet Hefele Leads Research on Care Disparity at Nursing Homes

Reports examining racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of nursing home care typically focus on the very big picture – the collective experience of thousands of residents living in many facilities. Should the same kind of information about individual… Continue Reading →

The Journey Toward Equity in Health Care

This post originally appeared on The Joint Commission Quality Data Download blog. By Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, PhD “If there are differences, they should be known.” –Focus group participant, White female This is what one respondent said when asked whether a… Continue Reading →

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