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Nursing Home Health and Life Expectancies

While there appears to be compelling evidence that there is a correlation between nursing home health and life expectancies, many factors are involved in determining the life expectancy of nursing home residents.

  • Nursing home residents admitted with dementia are more likely to die within a short time after leaving their own home.
  • Research shows that 50-60 percent of individuals die within a two-year time frame after being admitted to a nursing home, and are more likely to die within the first six months.

Some of the factors contributing to high death rates after being admitted to a nursing home include:

  • Male residents are at higher risk
  • Advanced age
  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Physical disabilities limiting functions
  • Being undernourished
  • Respiratory illnesses such as chronic bronchitis, COPD, asthma, etc.
  • Bed sores/pressure sores
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Being single

Some research also indicates that being Caucasian male or female lends itself to a higher mortality rate in nursing homes, and that individuals of a minority racial or ethnic group are more likely to have a higher survival rate.

A study based upon statistics from 1,817 nursing homes and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by the University of California San Francisco, revealed that during the 17 year timeframe of 1992 – 2006, 80 percent of individuals admitted to nursing homes died within one year.

Choosing a nursing home with care, and close to relatives willing to visit often, will add to the longevity of your loved one.

Tulsa Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse Representation

Contact Impact Law, Tulsa nursing home lawyer, for concerns you have regarding the care your loved one is receiving in a nursing home.