Nursing homes could supplant hospitals as nexus of elderly care

Nursing homes could wind up being the primary setting for elderly patients to receive much of their care in the future, the New York Times has reported. The reason is that hospitals tend to not be a particularly conducive place to care for aging patients, given their susceptibility to falls, hospital-acquired infections and dementia issues that can make navigating such facilities a chore. However, nursing homes have challenges of their own, such as the fact that many do not have full-time nursing staffs. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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