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Indiana University Center for Aging Research

TROUBLING REPORT: Many Nursing Home Residents Undergo Unnecessary Transfers To ER

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org  Nearly half of long-term nursing home residents will undergo at least one transfer to an emergency department this year, regardless of their cognitive status or need. Although a high percentage of long-term nursing home residents are sent to emergency departments, only about a third are admitted to the hospital, according […]

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Editorial Calls For Better End Of Life Care In Nursing Homes

A new editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association calls for bold action to improve the care and support provided to seriously ill nursing home patients and their families. Author Dr. Kathleen Unroe, an Indiana University Center for Aging Research investigator, focuses on applying key recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) widely circulated report, Dying in […]

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