CARE in the News

Overzealous in preventing falls, hospitals are producing an ‘epidemic of immobility’ in elderly patients,” Kaiser Health News / Washington Post, October 13, 2019

Dementia: Can a “friendly visit” play a role in keeping seniors safe at home?,” UW News, April 15, 2019

Not moving increases risk for falls, UW nursing professor says,” Wisconsin State Journal, March 4, 2019

“Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Capitol briefing: Communities as caregivers—Policies for a dementia-friendly state,” WisconsinEye, February 20, 2019

2019 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients announced,” UW News, January 24, 2019

Nursing Home Staffing Varies Greatly In Wisconsin, Across Country,” Wisconsin Public Radio, July 13, 2018

New toolkit guides professionals, others in scenarios involving dementia,” UW News, June 21, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Madison Nursing Professor Inducted to Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame,” DailyNurse, April 23, 2018

UW­–Madison to expand well-being programs for older adults in rural communities,” UW News, April 19, 2018

UW-Madison researcher named to nursing research hall of fame,” Wisconsin State Journal, April 17, 2018

Nursing school’s program expansion to help older adults in rural communities,” The Daily Cardinal, April 15, 2018

Collaborative Work Featured at Showcase,” UW DoIT Academic Technology News, March 28, 2018

City receives Healthy Aging in Rural Towns grant,” Waupun News, February 22, 2018

Complaints filed against other Faith Communities assisted living facilities,” WISC-TV News 3, February 6, 2018

SNF Residency Gives Nurses ‘Ownership’ in Long-Term Care,” Skilled Nursing News, November 22, 2017

Kindred Offering $10K Signing Bonus to Attract Registered Nurses,” Skilled Nursing News, November 6, 2017

Tech innovations for the elderly is mission of new local group,” The Capital Times, September 13, 2017

Two School of Nursing faculty members are honored,” UW News, February 3, 2017

Researchers and hospital team up to increase patient mobility,” WKOW-27, December 14, 2016

Assisted living growing in Wisconsin, but some say regulations not keeping up,” Wisconsin State Journal, December 11, 2016

Nurses keep hospital patients moving with help from UW researchers,” UW News, November 22, 2016

Who Cares? The People Who Support Older Adult Health and What They Need,” Barb Bowers’ presentation at the UW–Madison Institute on Aging Annual Colloquium, September 27, 2016

Nursing school teaches students to use music to rescue memory,” WISC-TV News 3, May 18, 2016

UW–Madison creating new app to help caregivers responsible for loved ones,” WKOW-27’s Wake Up Wisconsin, November 13, 2015

CARE Director Barb Bowers appointed to a task force to improve Pennsylvania’s long-term care system

Expert warns of wave of dementia patients,” Wisconsin Health News, July 20, 2015

Dementia-friendly health care workshops,” NBC-15 July 16, 2015

Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers resources written by Dr. Barbara Bowers and Kimberly Nolet on caring for people with intellectual disability

PhD candidate Kristin Pecanec contributes to study raising questions about surgical informed consent: “Study Raises Ethical Questions about Limits of Informed Consent for ‘Big Surgery'” 

An article by Dr. Barbara Bowers and Kimberly Nolet for The Gerontologist special issue “Transforming Nursing Home Culture: Evidence for Practice and Policy” was featured in McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Physical Activity for Life for Seniors program