Increasingly in the United States, Veterans and the general population are experiencing the end of their lives in a nursing home setting. The quality of this care, as provided by nursing home staff and often with community hospice staff visitation, is important for many Americans to have the best final days, weeks, or months of life as possible for themselves or their family members. Family-reported satisfaction with end-of-life care is much better when Veterans receive hospice in VA nursing homes than in community nursing homes. This presentation will describe the potential contributors to these quality disparities and will detail ways we can improve care in community nursing homes nationally.
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