Study Identifies Strengths, Leads to Strategies for Improvement in Ohio Nursing Home Disaster Planning
More than four out of five of Ohio’s counties have had a federally declared major disaster declaration in the past decade. On any given day in Ohio's nursing homes, there are nearly 78,000 residents with physical or cognitive impairments. To protect them from harm, nursing homes develop emergency preparedness plans to cover situations in which their staff and residents may need to evacuate or shelter in place. In collaboration with the Ohio Departments of Aging, Health and Emergency Management, Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center researchers examined preparedness and planning in Ohio nursing homes.
Ohio's progress in long-term care services is considerable, but challenges remain
With more than 2.5 million people over the age of 60, Ohio has the 7th largest older population in the country, and researchers at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center say policymakers, consumer groups and care providers need to get ready for unprecedented growth.
Scripps partners with BU on new leadership course
Our staff developed a new online course with Boston University that shares lessons learned from high-performing home care agencies and nursing homes. The goal of the course is to assist long-term care organizations in improving the management of their direct care workforce.
Kathryn McGrew about Meals on Wheels
Kathryn McGrew (Scripps) is quoted in a story about a legal fight after the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio eliminated 34 senior citizens from a Meals on Wheels program in Clinton County.