Nursing homes turn to hospice care to help residents near death

Susan Miller, professor of health services policy and practice, comments on why more nursing homes are turning to intensive care units to care for dying residents, even as hospice use has also increased. “Nursing homes are challenged by staffing shortages, high turnover, inadequate reimbursement for palliative care and an adversarial legal climate,” Miller said. Read more...

(Distributed July 24, 2014)

​Frail Seniors Want To Live At Home. But Is it More Dangerous?

An article on a June study by several institutions, including Brown, that found that seniors receiving care at home face both preventable and non-preventable hospitalizations at significantly higher rates than nursing home residents. These elders were at greater risk of hospitalization for potentially preventable conditions, including congestive heart failure, pneumonia, dehydration, and urinary tract infections.

(Distributed July 16, 2014)

It's Time to Harness the Power of the Pulpit

Coinciding with  National HIV Testing Day, Amy Nunn, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences, writes about how African American clergy in the Deep South can play a powerful role in HIV testing and prevention efforts.

(Distributed July 14, 2014)
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