Diabetes in the nursing home

Academic Article

Abstract

  • This article reviews and synthesizes the literature pertaining to the identification and care of the nursing home (NH) resident with diabetes. NH residents with diabetes have heavy illness burden with complex medical management of their comorbid conditions including depression and exacerbations of their other chronic conditions. Future research is necessary to determine models of care in the NH, with nurse practitioners driving improvement in standards of care, and how this may improve outcomes such as cognition and functional ability. Future research is also indicated to determine how residents' conditions and care change over time, as well as how one can assist in the transition of care to end-stage disease with a terminal decline to better serve these residents.
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    Author List

  • White BA; Jablonski RA; Falkenstern SK
  • Start Page

  • 42
  • End Page

  • 46
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 8