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Weighted Blankets for Dementia Care in Long-Term Care: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: January 24, 2019
Project Number: RB1301-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of using weighted blankets for patients with dementia in long-term care?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of using weighted blankets for patients with dementia in long-term care?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of weighted blankets for patients with dementia in long-term care?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the use of weighted blankets for dementia patients in long-term care.

Tags

geriatrics, long-term care, bedding and linens, clothing, delirium, dementia, homes for the aged, housing for the elderly, nursing homes, sensory aids, weight-bearing, medical devices, other miscellaneous topics, weighted blanket, weighted garments, weighted vest, weighted wrap, sensory aids, sensory devices, Dementia, long term care, old age homes