Hospice nurses managing chronic disease symptoms

February 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2009, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p15
The article provides information on the increase of aging hospice patients in the U.S. It presents the results of the hospice data from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) which reveal that there was a 3.4 percent increase in patients aged 85 and above between 2006 and 2007. NHPCO board of directors chairwoman Gretchen M. Brown states that as the U.S. population ages, the need for hospices, caregivers, and nursing homes will be dominant.


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