Morning Panel: The Future of Nursing Homes and Palliative Care

The function of the nursing home is changing. Able seniors stay in homes or assisted-living facilities for longer periods, leaving nursing homes to increasingly serve those who are near the end of their lives. At the same time, there is a growing interest in expanding palliative care, which focuses primarily on making patients comfortable. This panel will explore: The economic challenges facing nursing homes; transitions in care between nursing homes and hospitals; and integrating palliative care into nursing homes.