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May 2021

The need for policy change to facilitate improved pain assessment and management in long-term care facilities

May 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

May 2021—As many as 80% of long-term care residents may be suffering from persistent pain. Yet pain problems in this population are underrecognized, underassessed and undermanaged. Underlying conditions causing pain may go undetected leading to increased suffering and, often, higher future health care costs. Current policies specify minimum standards for pain assessment that do not meet patients’ needs. This presentation will outline policy changes that are needed to improve pain assessment and management in long-term care facilities. Speaker: Dr. Thomas…

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