Nursing homes have lagged in the area of palliative care, and need to take a seat at the table, according to researchers in Health Affairs blog.
Pain management is a significant problem for adults aged 65 or older in the United States, new study results indicate.
Education, better prevention and the treatment of high blood pressure may be delaying seniors' signs of dementia and Alzheimer's, according to studies reported on in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Medicare spending on nursing homes, home medical care and other outside care will increasingly come under the government microscope according to a Kaiser Health News/Washington Post report. Widely varied care, additional services and costs from state-to-state have drawn the attention of regulators.
Dementia in those affected may be starting later in the course of life.”
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