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[Comment] Reducing depression in nursing homes: so little, so late

29 Jun 2013

With rapidly ageing populations worldwide, the question of how best to care for older people with substantial cognitive or functional impairment, or both, is an ever-present concern. Institutional facilities (called nursing homes, residential homes, or care homes) form an important component of such care in many societies, particularly in high-income nations. Whether the burgeoning nursing-home sector represents the best model of service provision at a national level, or whether it is a result of disrupted family structures and inadequate community support for older people, is a debate that is beyond the scope of this Comment.

Date: 
29 June 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet