Findings – June 26

At Can too much time be  spent on the resuscitation of a celebrity?

At NEJM: “some new hospice providers, which are predominantly for-profit, may be pursuing a business model based on maximizing length of stay, and thus profitability.”

At the NY Times, family caregiving on contract:

The elderly mother wanted to avoid a nursing home and remain in her house in Kansas City, but she needed hands-on help. The daughter, a nurse at a local hospital, was willing to shoulder responsibility for her mother’s care but couldn’t afford to lose income by substantially scaling back her work schedule.

So elder law attorney Craig Reaves drew up a care contract, specifying that the daughter would help her mother a certain number of hours each week and perform particular duties, for which her mother would pay the same hourly wage her daughter would have earned at the hospital. 

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2016-11-21T13:26:23+00:00 June 26th, 2009|Nursing|0 Comments
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