Long-Term Care

PPS Q&A

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, February 1, 2010

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A. As a group, elderly individuals are frequently undermedicated. This is ironic because they often suffer from acute and chronic painful diseases and have multiple medical conditions that are capable of causing pain. The problem is complicated by existing delirium, dementia, and cognitive impairment in some residents.

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