Author: Patients face choice between hospice, nursing home

A study found that a third of older patients discharged from the hospital with less than six months to live choose to go to a nursing home even though hospice services may be better for some end-of-life care needs, writes Paula Span, author of "When the Time Comes: Families With Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions." Medicare usually does not pay for both nursing home and hospice care at the same time, leaving patients and families with difficult financial and care decisions. Candid conversations with physicians can help, Span writes.

View Full Article in:

New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Site Quality Management
CareFusion
Minneapolis, MN
In house Compliance Officer
Confidential
Pompano Beach, FL
Clinical Project Manager
Abiomed, Inc.
Danvers, MA
Sr. Manager, Regulatory Affairs - International
Integra LifeSciences
Plainsboro, NJ
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC