Despite Being Eligible For It, Many Nursing Home Patients Aren’t Receiving Palliative Care
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness.
The Mercury News:
Nursing Home Residents Have Little Access To Palliative Care, Study Says
In a survey of 228 residents in three northern California nursing homes between January and May 2015, UCSF researchers found that 157 patients (68.8 percent) were eligible for specialized medical care that focuses on improving quality of life for patients with serious illness, known as palliative care. (Seipel, 11/20)