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[The importance of geriatrics-intensive care collaboration].
As is the case with all medical and surgical departments, the proportion of elderly patients in intensive care departments is gradually increasing.At Ambroise Pare hospital, in Boulogne-Billancourt, a natural collaboration has been set up between intensive care staff and geriatricians to adapt the c...
[In Process Citation].
[Nursing practice in care homes for dependent elderly people].
This article launches a new section devoted to care homes for dependent elderly people (EHPAD). Created in 2001, these homes accommodate around 685 000 people. They must be more and more medicalised to meet the needs of an increasingly dependent population. This first article provides an overview of...
[Night support in special care units].
People with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in nursing homes are also subject to sleep disorders. An in-depth study was therefore carried out to install a familiar setting that is based on the architectural environment and on specific support taking into account the size of healthcare team...
[Prevention of low back pain].
[Elisabeth Besnier, Director of the Accommodation Facility for Frail Elderly].
[The night watchwoman's trolley].
In nursing homes, the presence of a nurse to watch over the residents at night is not required. The residents' sleep is thereby usually in the hands of a nursing assistant and a hospital housekeeper. It is thanks to their skills that they assure the continuity of care and the safety of the elderly pe...
[The dependence debate].
[Animal assisted therapy in a long-term care nursing home].
Animal assisted therapy sessions have been set up at the Bellevaux nursing home in Besançon. The project has required a number of specific procedures and training courses to be put in place as well as the involvement of different departments. The sessions give real pleasure to the residents and prod...