Gaps in health care limit options for older adults, expert says

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:31 in Psychology & Sociology

There are 50 million family members providing care to older adults in the United States, according to the MetLife Foundation and national caregiving associations. When older adults are hospitalized and discharged, their families face numerous choices about where they will go and how they will receive care. A University of Missouri nursing expert says the complexity of this process will intensify with increasing demands for health care and workforce shortages.

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