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Journal: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


To determine the associations of nursing home registered nurse (RN) staffing, overall quality of care, and concentration of Medicaid or racial and ethnic minority residents with COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths by April 16, 2020 among Connecticut nursing home residents.


COVID-19 has been documented in a large share of nursing homes throughout the United States. This has led to high rates of mortality for residents. In order to understand how to prevent and mitigate future outbreaks, it is imperative that we understand which nursing homes are more likely to experience COVID-19 cases.


To examine the relationship between diet soda (DS) intake (DSI) and long-term waist circumference (WC) change (ΔWC) in the biethnic San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA).

Concepts: Cohort study, Longitudinal study, Death, Sociology, Waist, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite



Long-term care (LTC) facilities are particularly dangerous places for the spread of Covid-19 given that they house vulnerable, high-risk populations. Transmission-based precautions to protect residents, employees, and families alike must account for potential risks posed by LTC workers' second jobs and unpaid care work. This observational study describes the prevalence of their (1) second jobs and (2) unpaid care work for dependent children and/or adult relatives (double- and triple-duty caregiving) overall and by occupational group (registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, or certified nursing assistants).


Nursing homes have experienced a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Early analyses indicated that baseline quality was not predictive of nursing home cases, but a more nuanced study of the role of nurse staffing is needed to target resources and better respond to future outbreaks. We seek to understand whether baseline nurse staffing is associated with the presence of COVID-19 in nursing homes and whether staffing impacts outbreak severity.


To estimate medical expenditures attributable to older adult falls using a methodology that can be updated annually to track these expenditures over time.

Concepts: Biology, Cost, Adult


To examine the effects of exercise training on cognitive function in individuals at risk of or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Concepts: Decision making, Memory, Educational psychology


To determine whether lifestyle factors, measured late in life, could compress the disabled period toward the end of life.

Concepts: Life, Personal life