Given their emphasis on rehabilitation and recovery, skilled nursing facilities aren’t typically places where patients receive palliative care.

That’s despite the fact that only a small portion of nursing home residents who would benefit from such care usually receive it, according to one study published in 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association. And even when palliative or hospice care is offered in the SNF setting, the results aren’t always ideal. In fact, the perceived quality of hospice care in nursing homes compared poorly with other settings like assisted living […] Continue Reading.

Source: Skilled Nursing News