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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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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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