VA Steps Up Programs as More Veterans Enter Hospice Care
Starting last year, more military veterans are passing away in hospice care than in all of VA trauma and ICU wards combined.
That's because the millions of Americans who served in Korea and World War II are reaching their 80s and 90s; Vietnam veterans are reaching their 70s. That means the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is focusing on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months. Read more
Nursing Home Patients More Likely to be Dehydrated
People in nursing homes are more likely to be dehydrated than elderly people living in the community, new research suggests. Read more Read Full Post