50 Articles About the Impact of Nursing Home Air Quality on Patient Health and Wellness

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by Nursing Homes Staff on September 7, 2010

Nursing homes are great for elderly people that have a hard time living on their own, but a problem that happens sometimes in nursing homes is the quality of air, and this can cause some unwanted health problems for the elderly. It is very important for nursing homes to constantly test the quality of air in there retirement centers to ensure the senior citizens that live there are breathing clean air. Here are some stories about nursing home air quality concerns when it comes to the health and safety of seniors.

  1. Courant – This is an interesting article about a study in Connecticut about poor air quality in state nursing homes and the effects it is having on the patients there.
  2. ArticlesBase – In this article there is information on the impact of poor air quality on the elderly and how pollutants affect asthma, viruses, bacteria and other irritants.
  3. Long-Term Living – This is an alarming article that describes the ill effects that poor air quality can have on seniors including asthma and cancer.
  4. Buzzle – This article names the top offenders of poor air quality and how nursing home residents are affected most.
  5. First Health – This is an article that examines the detrimental impact that nursing home air quality can have on its residents.
  6. Environment – This is a blog that focuses on the impacts of smog, pollutants and overall poor air quality and how the elderly with weakened immune systems and lung capacities are affected and how to help.
  7. Saiontz & Kirk – This article talks about the problems one nursing home in Baltimore had with air quality and its adverse affects on its’ residents.
  8. Home Gas Heaters – This is a blog about the adverse affects of poor air quality, its effects on nursing home residents and small children and how to eliminate it.
  9. Lone Wolf Review – This blog suggests that keeping the elderly indoors may be more harmful due to poor air quality.
  10. Neck Arthritis – This is an article about how the cleaners and chemical agents used for cleaning can contribute to poor air quality and impact health in the homes of the elderly.
  11. Arch1Design – This is a surprising article about how poor air quality has caused the deaths of many elderly in Canada and why it is happening.
  12. How to Cure Asthma Permanently – This is a post about airborne debris and contaminants, their effects on senior citizens and their health.
  13. New England Journal of Medicine – This is a journal article about how tobacco smoke and other pollutants affect the elderly in public housing.
  14. Footprints – This post is about ground level ozone levels and how they impact the indoor air quality or senior citizens in their homes and what the government is doing about it.
  15. Air American – This is a blog about how the indoor air quality of senior homes are 2 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air and how it affects their health.
  16. Carpet Steam Cleaners – This is a blog about the need for carpet steam cleaners in nursing homes due to prevention of airborne pollutants that make the elderly patients ill.
  17. Nursing Home Insurance – This is a blog explaining why air qualities among other amenities are absolutely necessary for quality nursing homes.
  18. Medscape – This is an article about improving the physical environments of nursing homes with inclusion of air quality and how poor air quality affects the residents there and their safety.
  19. WBAL – This is a story about what happens when the indoor air quality Is not sufficient in a nursing home and how it affected the residents.
  20. About Nursing Home Neglect – This is an article about nursing homes that have been cited by government officials because of poor air quality putting their residents in risk.
  21. Common Dreams – This is an interesting blog about how moderate air quality problems can result in heart attacks and other health issues for the elderly in and out of nursing facilities.
  22. Baltimore Sun – This is a story about the ill effects of heat and poor air quality in a nursing home.
  23. US News – This is a story about the adverse effects that air pollution and poor air quality have on the elderly in and out of nursing homes.
  24. Harry Pottering – This is an article about nursing home neglect as a result of poor air quality and its effects on nursing home residents.
  25. Mercury – This is another example of a nursing home that came under fire for poor air quality conditions and risk to the residents’ health.
  26. OJIN – This is a journal article about the increasing issues with air quality in nursing homes and how the health of the senior citizens in the homes is negatively impacted.
  27. Your Lawyer – This post is about the problems associated with nursing homes that do not comply with air quality standards and put their residents at risk.
  28. SMUD – This is a blog about what nursing home standards are supposed to reflect in compliance with air quality and how the residents are affected when they fail.
  29. CME – This is a journal article about the ways in which elderly with chronic pulmonary diseases are affected by poor air quality in their nursing homes.
  30. Ashrae – This is an article about indoor air quality in nursing homes specifically and the decline in the quality of life that poor air quality forces upon the residents.
  31. European Respiratory Journal – This is a journal article about a study that concluded that elderly persons living in nursing or community homes are at high risk of illness due to poor indoor air pollution.
  32. GreenFacts – This post discusses the causes, concerns, and effects of poor air quality on the elderly in and out of nursing homes.
  33. Medical News Today – This is a blog about the link between poor air quality and cardiovascular diseases in senior housing.
  34. Chiro – This is a blog and resource for information about indoor air quality and its effects on the elderly whether they reside at home or in a nursing community.
  35. AKLung – This is a post that teaches readers about indoor air quality, its dangers, it’s effects on the quality of life of children and seniors and how to improve IAQ.
  36. RabbitAir – This is an article about how air pollution can not only cost more in Medicare billing but can also diminish the quality of life for an elder patient.
  37. ISPUB – This is a journal article about the adverse effects indoor air quality has had on the elderly in a province of Nigeria.
  38. American Mold Inspection – This is a short blog about indoor air quality testing and why the elderly and children are most at risk for poor air quality.
  39. Science Daily – This is a study about poor air quality and the link between carbon monoxide levels and increased risks of cardiovascular and other serious diseases in elderly homes.
  40. SciVerse – This is an interesting article about the effects of indoor air pollution caused by cooking on elderly women in homes.
  41. Mother Nature Network – This is a blog with surprising facts about the chemicals in cleaning products and their contribution to poor indoor air quality in elderly homes.
  42. Charity Guide – This is an interesting article about indoor air quality and why going green may be making our elderly sick and includes tips on how to improve air quality.
  43. FAQS – This is a blog that addresses the history, issues, and health risks to senior homes of indoor air quality.
  44. The World Bank – This article is about the poor air quality in elder homes in Bangladesh and how their health care and quality of life is affected.
  45. Coway – This is a post about the dangers to the elderly with and without pre-existing conditions  due to poor air quality.
  46. Ehso– This is a blog with very comprehensive information about indoor air quality in residential and nursing homes and the effects of poor air quality on the elderly, children, and nursing mothers.
  47. Air Duct Cleaning – This is a post about clean air ducts, poor air quality, and the issues presented to elder homes.
  48. Earth Platform – This is a blog about many different types of air pollution and how they affect air quality, health, and senior homes.
  49. ServiceMagic – This is a post about indoor air quality, what causes poor air quality and how it affects elder homes, children, and those with chronic illnesses.
  50. Lacomech – This is a blog about mold and bacteria and how they can cause illness and diminish the air quality of your home, nursing homes and hospitals causing illness and chronic problems.

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