Families

Researchers discuss ways to overcome stubbornness in older adults

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Families trying to help older adults to agree to supportive services or additional care often face the barrier of perceived stubbornness, which researchers say can be mitigated with proper intervention.

Seeing the 'invisible patient' in LTC

Seeing the 'invisible patient' in LTC

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Jane Gross' recent post 'Seeing the Invisible Patient' in the "New Old Age" blog of the New York Times discusses how professionals often ignore the needs of caregivers of the elderly because they are focused on their identified patient. While the article centers on the burdens of caregivers in the community, it got me thinking about whether we're meeting the needs of families whose loved ones are in long-term care.