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Nursing homes taking over from hospitals

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Read how nursing homes are starting to replace hospitals as the focus of basic care for America’s burgeoning number of old and sick people.

But, this New York Times article notes, “The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization for older adults, particularly those frail or ill enough to need nursing home care.”




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