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Regenstrief Research Scientist Alexia M. Torke, M.D., M.S., described how chaplain support care for family members in charge of making tough decisions for their loved ones in the ICU can help improve their overall mental health.Read More
‘Memory loss is not normal aging’ — Regenstrief scientist highlights challenges of living with dementia
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The course of care for older adults often involves transitional care, moving from one healthcare setting and team of practitioners to another. Unfortunately, gaps in communication and access to needed services during these transitions can leave patients vulnerable to adverse events and greater chances of re-hospitalization.
Our goal in our research is to improve the outcomes for patients in transitional care, reduce avoidable hospitalizations, and improve the ease and efficiency with which patients and their caregivers move between care settings.
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How does it compare?: Hospice care at home, at assisted living facility, at nursing home
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Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes
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IU and Regenstrief’s OPTIMISTIC named one of 20 top geriatric studies of 21st century
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The right stuff? Hospital readmission penalties approaching for nursing home patients
March 31, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A significant number of older adults are not ready to go home when they leave the hospital. About one-fifth are discharged...