Readmissions fall when dementia patients go to nursing facilities

11/21/2013 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A study from Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute found the likelihood of hospital readmission was lower if a patient with cognitive impairment was discharged to a skilled nursing facility instead of home or into a family member's care. The data, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, indicated that median time before readmission after discharge to a skilled nursing facility was longer for dementia patients than for patients without dementia.

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