To mark LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) is highlighting current research aimed at protecting the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ residents in long-term care facilities.
Tetyana Shippee appointed to three national organizations
SPH Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee has recently joined three influential, national organizations focused on long-term care policies and practices.
New study designed to improve the care of sexual and gender minority (SGM) older adults and support training of dementia-care workforce
“The study will involve the first evidence-based training for the care of SGM older adults with AD/ADRD, and the first randomized control study on this subject,” said Tetyana Shippee.
Fashaw-Walters appointed 2022 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has been appointed as the 2022-2023 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies.th.
Fashaw-Walters earns AcademyHealth dissertation award
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth.
High-quality home health agencies are “out of reach” for Medicare beneficiaries of color
The study, led by Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, shows that the inequities are most likely driven by racism, especially given that the disparities are on a neighborhood level.
Studies prove resident-reported quality of life information should be used in nursing home report cards
Research from Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee and PhD students Weiwen Ng and Xuanzi Qin shows resident survey responses about their own quality of life are reliable — including from those with dementia — and will make report cards more useful for consumers.
Limited social media engagement may have caused older adults to miss out on resources and support early in the pandemic
The study led by researcher Jude Mikal showed older adults are not participating in the most popular groups and pages or staying on social media sites long enough to see the most important pandemic information shared.
Study to examine LGBTQ+ policies and training in long-term care communities
Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee and Professor Simon Rosser are leading the first-of-its-kind study to create evidence-based care to protect the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ residents.
Schizophrenia diagnosis rises among Black nursing home residents following start of Medicare initiative
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters found the diagnoses of schizophrenia rose after Medicare instituted policies to limit the use of sedating antipsychotic medications to residents with the illness.
Henning-Smith named Fesler-Lampert chair to study aging in rural areas
Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith plans to study the role of community context and social infrastructure — places, spaces, and resources that facilitate social connectedness — in supporting social well-being among rural older adults in Minnesota and across the United States.
Obtaining specialist care may be harder for rural and lower-income Alzheimer’s patients
Associate Professor Sayeh Nikpay led the study that found specialized geriatric providers are more likely to see higher socioeconomic status and urban patients.