Patterns Of New Physical Problems Emerging In Long-Term Care Residents With Dementia

Research & Innovation

People receiving skilled nursing care have multiple physical conditions that can affect their comfort and quality of life. This study provides a more comprehensive view of the overall burden from new physical problems and symptoms occurring in older adults with dementia residing in long-term care.

Findings suggest a higher intensity of physical needs than found in other studies. The differences in the patterns of how these problems emerged may have important implications for health care delivery.