KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

News Outlets Explore Approaches For Caring For Aging Patients

Caring for aging patients -- whether at home or in nursing facilities -- poses unique challenges. 

NPR: Care At Home: A New Civil Right
Many people believe that nursing home residents are too sick to live at home. Yet there are many people who have the same disabilities found in nursing homes, who are able to live in their own homes with assistance from family or aides (Shapiro, 12/2).

Star Tribune: Where Will Seniors Live?
With Minnesota's elderly population expected to double in the next two decades, gerontologists and urban planners agree that the state needs to expand its stock of senior housing (Wolfe, Peterson, and Smetanka, 12/1). 

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