Kathryn Hyer

Summary

Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do Medicaid incentive payments boost quality? Florida's direct care staffing adjustment program
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 25:65-82. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Helping nursing homes prepare for disasters
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, The University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1961-5. 2010
  3. pmc The influence of nurse staffing levels on quality of care in nursing homes
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontologist 51:610-6. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Reasons for psychiatric medication prescription for new nursing home residents
    Victor A Molinari
    Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:904-12. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Florida's model of nursing home Medicaid reimbursement for disaster-related expenses
    Kali S Thomas
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MHC 1300, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Gerontologist 50:263-70. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Florida's efforts to improve quality of nursing home care through nurse staffing standards, regulation, and Medicaid reimbursement
    Kathryn Hyer
    School ofAging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 21:318-37. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Provision of psychopharmacological services in nursing homes
    Victor Molinari
    Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33612 3807, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:57-60. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Serious mental illness in Florida nursing homes: need for training
    Victor A Molinari
    Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, MHC 1400, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 29:66-83. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Credentialing dementia training: the Florida experience
    Kathryn Hyer
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612 3899, U S A
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:864-73. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The unintended consequences of staffing mandates in Florida nursing homes: impacts on indirect-care staff
    Kali S Thomas
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida Tampa, FL, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:555-73. 2010

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Do Medicaid incentive payments boost quality? Florida's direct care staffing adjustment program
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 25:65-82. 2013
    ..All providers receiving more resources improved on deficiency scores, suggesting more Medicaid spending improves quality of care regardless of total incentive payments...
  2. doi request reprint Helping nursing homes prepare for disasters
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, The University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1961-5. 2010
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  3. pmc The influence of nurse staffing levels on quality of care in nursing homes
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontologist 51:610-6. 2011
    ..This study examines the relationship between increasing certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed nurse staffing ratios and deficiencies in Florida nursing homes over a 4-year period...
  4. doi request reprint Reasons for psychiatric medication prescription for new nursing home residents
    Victor A Molinari
    Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Aging Ment Health 15:904-12. 2011
    ..This article focuses on justification of psychoactive medication prescription for NH residents during their first three months post-admission...
  5. doi request reprint Florida's model of nursing home Medicaid reimbursement for disaster-related expenses
    Kali S Thomas
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MHC 1300, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Gerontologist 50:263-70. 2010
    ..This Florida model can serve as a demonstration for a national model for disaster-related reimbursement...
  6. doi request reprint Florida's efforts to improve quality of nursing home care through nurse staffing standards, regulation, and Medicaid reimbursement
    Kathryn Hyer
    School ofAging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 21:318-37. 2009
    ..Seven lessons from the implementation of state nurse staffing standards to improve quality of care outcomes are also presented...
  7. doi request reprint Provision of psychopharmacological services in nursing homes
    Victor Molinari
    Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33612 3807, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:57-60. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Serious mental illness in Florida nursing homes: need for training
    Victor A Molinari
    Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, MHC 1400, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 29:66-83. 2008
    ..Implications for training are discussed...
  9. doi request reprint Credentialing dementia training: the Florida experience
    Kathryn Hyer
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612 3899, U S A
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:864-73. 2010
    ..Legislative requirements prescribe the curricula components and require a review of curricular content and minimum standards for the training providers...
  10. doi request reprint The unintended consequences of staffing mandates in Florida nursing homes: impacts on indirect-care staff
    Kali S Thomas
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida Tampa, FL, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:555-73. 2010
    ..This may have stemmed from a partial transfer of indirect-care to CNAs and was exacerbated in facilities that received less additional reimbursement to pay for CNA increases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Establishing and refining hurricane response systems for long-term care facilities
    Kathryn Hyer
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging in the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w407-11. 2006
    ..Five areas warranting further attention are presented as lessons learned and potential areas for grant making...
  12. doi request reprint A haven of last resort: the consequences of evacuating Florida nursing home residents to nonclinical buildings
    Janelle J Christensen
    Department of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 33:375-83. 2012
    ..Recommendations for reducing patient and nursing staff injuries for those forced to evacuate to a nonclinical building as the result of an emergency event are provided...
  13. doi request reprint Use of mental health services by nursing home residents after hurricanes
    Lisa M Brown
    Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:74-7. 2010
    ..This study used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate pre- and posthurricane mental health service use in Florida nursing homes...
  14. doi request reprint Predictors of low-care prevalence in Florida nursing homes: the role of Medicaid waiver programs
    Elizabeth A Hahn
    School of Aging Studies and the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontologist 51:495-503. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between county-level Medicaid home- and community-based service (HCBS) waiver expenditures and the prevalence of low-care residents in Florida nursing homes (NHs)...
  15. doi request reprint Weathering the storm: challenges to nurses providing care to nursing home residents during hurricanes
    Kathryn Hyer
    School of Aging Studies, MHC 1300 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 22:e9-e14. 2009
    ..The main issue for facilities that sheltered in place was the length of time it took for power to be restored. Barriers to maintaining resident health during disasters for those who evacuated or sheltered in place are identified...
  16. pmc Facility characteristics associated with the use of electronic health records in residential care facilities
    Amanda A Holup
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:787-91. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that facility characteristics may play an important role in the adoption of EHRs in RCFs...
  17. doi request reprint Racial disparities in end-of-life planning and services for deceased nursing home residents
    Kathryn A Frahm
    School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:819.e7-11. 2012
    ..This study examined the relationship between race and advance directives, hospice services, and hospitalization at the end of life among deceased nursing home residents...
  18. pmc The effects of evacuation on nursing home residents with dementia
    Lisa M Brown
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 27:406-12. 2012
    ..This study examined the effects of evacuation during Hurricane Gustav on residents who were cognitively impaired...
  19. doi request reprint Nurse managers' perspectives of structural and process characteristics related to residents' advance directives in nursing homes
    Jessica Krok
    University of South Florida, School of Aging Studies and Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, Tampa, 33612, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 24:e45-50. 2011
    ..Our results underscore the importance of nursing homes' processes in facilitating discussions of nursing home residents' end-of-life care preferences...
  20. ncbi request reprint Disaster mental health training in Florida and the response to the 2004 hurricanes
    W Michael Reid
    Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract . 2005
    ..Most of those who had actively responded to the hurricanes indicated that the training had given them confidence for their response and that they had used the acquired skills in their response efforts...
  21. doi request reprint Development of a scale to measure quality of visits with relatives with dementia
    Ladislav Volicer
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 34639, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:327-31. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a Family Visit Scale for Dementia (FAVS-D) measuring the quality of visits between nursing home residents with dementia and their family members...
  22. ncbi request reprint Expanding gerontology enrollments: successful results of an innovative outreach program
    Sandra L Reynolds
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, MHC 1344, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 28:37-49. 2007
    ..This increased productivity has supported program expansion and led to beneficial outreach to students from diverse majors...
  23. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of laws, rules, codes and other influences on nursing homes' disaster preparedness in the Gulf Coast states
    Lisa M Brown
    Department of Aging and Mental Health, Louis de Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, 1441 Tampa, FL 33612 3899
    Behav Sci Law 25:655-75. 2007
    ..It highlights gaps in these laws and makes suggestions regarding future disaster planning...
  24. doi request reprint The Impact of Event Scale--Revised: a quick measure of a patient's response to trauma
    Kathryn Hyer
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:60-8; quiz 68-9. 2008
    ..It provides a structured way for a patient to communicate distress when she or he may not have the words to do so. For a free online video showing nurses using the IES-R with an older patient, go to http://links.lww.com/A316...
  25. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for nursing home placement in older adults with and without dementia
    Ross Andel
    School of Aging Studies MHC 1321, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620 8100, USA randel cas usf edu
    J Aging Health 19:213-28. 2007
    ..The authors explored the effect of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics on risk of nursing home placement (NHP) in participants with and without dementia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Quality of life at the end of life for nursing home residents: perceptions of hospice and nursing home staff members
    Lori A Roscoe
    Department of Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:1-9. 2008
    ..Future studies should explore whether the domains measured adequately capture the end-of-life experience in nursing homes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Designing health care risk management on-line:meeting regulators' concerns for fixed-hour curriculum
    Kathryn Hyer
    School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 24:77-94. 2004
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Implementation of quality assurance and performance improvement programs in nursing homes: a brief report
    Kelly M Smith
    School of Aging Studies Florida Policy Center Exchange on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:60-1. 2013
    ..A gap in knowledge of quality improvement tools has been identified signifying that the new QAPI regulations may pose an issue for NHAs who possibly lack the knowledge and technical expertise to implement a comprehensive QAPI program...
  29. ncbi request reprint Using scripted video to assess interdisciplinary team effectiveness training outcomes
    Kathryn Hyer
    Training Academy on Aging, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 24:75-91. 2003
    ..The results reported here include an analysis of 740 trainees' baseline responses from the multi-site educational programs to determine the construct validity of the new measure...
  30. ncbi request reprint The nursing home problem in Florida
    Larry Polivka
    Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, University of South Florida, 30437, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620 3043, USA
    Gerontologist 43:7-18. 2003
    ..Analyses showed support for both positions and a middle-ground policy position was achieved. The subsequent nursing home reform legislation and implications for the future of long-term care in Florida are discussed...