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Nursing Home Residents with Dementia Need Help to Obtain Appropriate Health Care Services

By Barbara Jones

Dementia is an increasingly common diagnosis among residents of long-term care facilities, but staff is often ill-equipped to serve these residents. Too often unresolved behavioral problems that setm from dementia cause nursing homes to discharge residents against their will. To avoid this outcome, advocates should strive to ensure that residents with dementia receive the individualized rehabilitative services to which they are entitled.

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