Hospitalizations Before and After Entry Into Long-Term Care

January 12, 2022

Older adults, particularly those with declining health, have frequent hospitalizations.1 These hospitalizations can result in cognitive and functional decline2,3 and many are considered potentially avoidable with appropriate care.1 Many countries have invested in services that help older individuals with declining health to live at home longer, including home care package support and respite care for carers, but also long-term residential care for those who no longer can live at home.4