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2013-09-24 10:18:08

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia commonly experience burdensome, costly interventions that do not improve their quality of life or extend their survival.

2013-09-24 09:51:52

Elderly nursing home residents with advanced dementia who were enrolled in a Medicare managed care insurance plan were more likely to have do-not-hospitalize orders and were less likely to be hospitalized for acute illness than those residents enrolled in traditional Medicare.

Hospitalization Increases Due To Hospice Barrier
2012-10-31 13:59:07

Because of a Medicare policy that prevents simultaneous reimbursement for skilled nursing and hospice care, many families cannot choose hospice for loved ones who reside in nursing homes.

2012-05-14 20:24:48

A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that, at time of death, individuals with dementia are more likely to be living at home than in a nursing home.

2011-09-29 11:04:43

People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances.

2011-05-05 22:02:40

In hundreds of interviews in five states with family members of persons who had advanced dementia, researchers found that their decision-making process for whether to insert a feeding tube often lacked necessary information for informed consent.

2011-01-10 15:30:26

A large proportion of Medicare expenditures for nursing home residents with advanced dementia, a terminal illness, is spent on aggressive treatments that may be avoidable and of limited clinical benefit.

2010-02-10 08:27:00

Researchers from Brown University and Harvard Medical School are calling for improved decision-making in the use of feeding tubes for hospitalized nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

2010-02-10 07:50:50

Despite being of questionable benefit for patients with advanced dementia, new research finds that hospitals with certain characteristics, such as those that are larger or for-profit, are more likely to have a higher rate of feeding tube placement.

2009-10-15 12:26:12

Understanding clinical course of disease leads to better end-of-life care.


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