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More elderly people hospitalized due to neglect, nursing home waitlists

By NL Times  
   October 03, 2022

Doctors are seeing more and more elderly people end up in the emergency room due to neglect, according to a survey by the AD. Clinical geriatricians believe this issue will only intensify as waitlists for elderly care and staff shortages both increase. Often, elderly people will come to the hospital with diseases left untreated for too long, malnourishment or advanced dementia, according to the AD. The reason is a shortage of long-term, nursing home care options for elderly people who are no longer able to live on their own.

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