Young Nursing Home Residents

Young adults in long-term care: a new resource for caregivers

Young adults in long-term care: a new resource for caregivers

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Nearly one in seven nursing home residents is now under the age of 65, and the number could rise. That's creating challenges for caregiving staffs that could blossom into big problems — if caregivers don't adapt better. Luckily, there's help.

Nursing homes confront new challenges with younger residents

The numbers of nursing home residents under the age of 65 has grown 22% in the last eight years. This is largely due to the closing of mental health facilities and medical advances that help individuals survive traumatic illnesses and injuries, The Washington Post reported.