Editorial Issues a Call to Action for End-of-Life Care of Older Adults in Nursing Homes

February 20, 2015

(Medical Xpress) – End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. With more than one in four older Americans dying in a nursing home—including 70 percent of Americans with advanced dementia—an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association calls for bold action to improve the care and support provided to dying nursing home patients and their families.