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Hebew SeniorLife researcher receives $4.5 million grant to test videos for advance directives
Date:8/26/2014

the Pruitt Health and Genesis nursing home chains to provide the videos in 80 nursing homes. All residents, families and workers in the homes will have access to the videos. The researchers will be most interested, however, in measuring video viewership, advanced directive adoption and, most importantly, whether hospitalizations are lower among residents either with advanced dementia, or congestive heart failure or COPD along with other conditions. That will be compared against hospitalizations among similar residents in 80 similar homes where the videos are not made available.


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Contact: Jennifer Davis
jdavis@hsl.harvard.edu
617-363-8282
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research
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