Social work staffing may increase access, use of palliative care
Jan 05, 2023
An intervention to increase social work staffing on primary care teams serving rural veterans was tied to an increased use of palliative care following hospitalization.
Advance care plan discussions need to happen earlier for those with dementia: study authors
Oct 04, 2022
Older adults living with dementia need to be given more and earlier opportunities to discuss their care-related wishes as they approach the end of their lives, according to the authors of a recent study...
Providing palliative care to wider group of people, including assisted living residents, gains bipartisan...
Jun 24, 2022
A demonstration project to deliver palliative care no matter where an individual lives — including in assisted living communities — and earlier in the disease process has gained bipartisan support.
Palliative care deserves more respect – and a larger presence in senior living
Jun 09, 2022
We should see more of palliative care in senior living. Many residents never receive such care or only get it during the final phase of an illness.
How senior living communities can address the increasing need for hospice care
Jan 31, 2022
Hospice / palliative medicine still is a relatively new specialty, so it’s important that it becomes more widely understood and available across the country, especially in senior living communities and...
Key congressional committee members back palliative care demonstration model
Sep 24, 2021
The prospect of a palliative care demonstration model got a big boost this week from members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Pandemic driving more acceptance, understanding of palliative care, experts say
Sep 22, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and changing policy perspectives in Washington are “supercharging” interest in palliative care, according to Davis Baird, government affairs director for the National Association...
Only one in five older, sick adults have a DNR order at admission
Sep 10, 2021
The authors say that advance care planning discussions with clinicians are needed earlier.
Overcoming barriers to palliative care among culturally diverse communities
Terri Maxwell, Ph.D.
Sep 09, 2021
Despite the many benefits of palliative care for seriously ill people and their families, deeply held cultural traditions and beliefs of some racial and ethnic groups impact the adoption and utilization...
Home care providers, do physicians see your value? Think again
Sep 01, 2021
Home-based senior care providers face a significant problem when it comes to differentiation in the eyes of referring physicians.