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Revolutionizing How Nursing Homes Care For The Sick

DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Indiana researchers hope that providing nursing homes with additional federal funding and in-house clinicians will significantly reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations vulnerable residents face. Researchers with the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research are testing whether providing nursing homes with increased Medicare payments will reduce disruptive and […]

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Volunteers Help Incapacitated Adults With No Family Or Friends

Incapacitated adults without family or friends benefit from volunteer surrogates that act as medical decision-makers and patient advocates before, during and after hospitalization, according to findings from an innovative program to train surrogates. Adults without surrogates are often estranged from family, face abuse and neglect, and are at high risk of receiving unnecessary medical treatments […]

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