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  • Geriatrics and Senior Care Trends: ElderBranch's Conversation with Penn Nursing faculty member Pamela Cacchione
    March 15,  2013

    ElderBranch recently spoke with Penn Nursing's Pamela Cacchione, PhD, APRN, GNP, BC, associate professor of geropsychiatric nursing and interim program director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Program, in order to hear her perspectives on trends in areas of geriatrics and long-term care. ElderBranch offers online elder care decision support for caregivers.

    “Families are utilizing adult day programs and senior centers for assistance in the day time care of their loved one. Small group homes are becoming more popular for providing care to older adults with chronic illness or dementia. Assisted living is not typically covered by insurance but is becoming an option as often the older adults in assisted living look like the older adults who were in long term care facilities of 30 years ago.” said Dr. Cacchione.

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