Functional and Clinical Needs of Older Hospice Enrollees with Coexisting Dementia

The Medicare Hospice Benefit increasingly serves people dying with dementia. This study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society sought to understand characteristics, hospice use patterns, and last-month-of-life care quality ratings among hospice enrollees with dementia coexisting with another terminal illness as compared to enrollees with a principal hospice diagnosis of dementia, and enrollees with no dementia.

Links: Medscape (04/2023)