Nursing home residents with dementia use hospice

February 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p22
The article reports a study involving records of nursing home residents published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias that indicated a rise in the number of residents with dementia using Medicare hospice care between 1999 and 2006.


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