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Senior LGBT Community Needs More Caregiving Support

Part Two in a Series BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Sexual orientation and gender identity should not be barriers to quality end of life care. “What matters most to (LGBT) people is really what matters most to almost everyone: that they’re treated with dignity and have their life experiences, histories and accomplishments acknowledged,” said Tim Vincent, manager […]

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Fewer Dementia Patients In Nursing Homes Receive Feeding Tubes

Usage More Prevalent Among African-Americans BY DANIEL GAITAN  | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Fewer nursing home residents with dementia are receiving feeding tubes, a result of increasing evidence that suggests the practice causes unnecessary suffering and does little to prolong life. The proportion of advanced dementia patients who had feeding tubes placed when they were unable eat or […]

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NYT Editorial: Nursing Home Residents Vulnerable To Abuse

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF The nation’s most prestigious newspaper has published a scathing editorial calling for an end to pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. According to The New York Times, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should ban such clauses because people entering nursing homes need to know “all reasonable safeguards are in place to […]

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