Choosing Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living: Helping Patients and Families Decide


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Guest: Robert Kane, MD
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD
Deciding between assisted living facilities or nursing homes can be daunting for patients and families. How can healthcare professionals discuss long-term care expectations with patients and families and help with the selection process? Dr. Robert Kane, Minnesota Chair in Long-term Care and Aging at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and director of the University of Minnesota's Center on Aging, discusses the genesis and evolution of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. What are some of the common precursors to patients and families deciding it is time to choose long-term care, and how can they determine which type of care is best? Dr. Eric Tangalos hosts.

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