UTMB Study Suggests Recovery at HOME could Improve Outcomes!
By The Gerontological Society of America, Courtesy Unlimited Care of North Texas, Inc., Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
Confirming many patients’ worst fears, a national study has shown that being hospitalized for an acute event, such as a stroke or hip fracture, can lead to long-term institutionalization in a nursing home. Equally alarming, researchers found that direct discharge to a skilled nursing facility—common practice designed to reduce hospital stays—puts patients at “extreme high risk” of needing long-term nursing home care. […]