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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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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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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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Securing Hospice Care: An Interview With Dr. Kathleen Unroe

Nursing home patients have longer hospice stays when compared to similar individuals receiving care at home or in their local community, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Nursing home patients also tend to be older, less financially secure and female. Researchers, led by Dr. Kathleen Unroe, a Regenstrief […]

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