The availability of public assistance funds spurred the transformation of the traditional patterns of caring for
aged parents and relatives.
likely to be caring for
their mothers as female caregivers.
It is critical that physician training, focused specifically on palliative care, be available so that the art of caring for
dying persons is better understood by medical professionals at all levels," commented Carla Alexander, M.
Case management by master's degree-prepared clinical nurse specialists is proving highly effective in caring for
These centers tend to be small and may have less experience caring for
Limiting the utilization of resources in caring for
a no-pay (or low-pay) patient will limit the losses incurred in such care.
It is expected that the diversity of participants will enhance the evaluation given that, to date, no major managed care systems in the nation have implemented comprehensive programs for identifying and caring for
patients with Alzheimer's and related dementias.