Nursing homes turn to hospice care to help residents near death

July 24, 2014

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...