Since the early 1900s, more and more Americans have died at their own house rather than in clinics or hospitals, a trend that replicates more hospice care and progress towards what most people want. The New England Journal stated on Wednesday that the number of deaths in nursing homes has also declined. Dr. Heidle Warreich said that this is a good thing. In the last century, death has been over-medicalized. Dr. Heidle Warreich is from Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.
The American citizen Betsy McNair, a tour guide who now lives in Mexico, is proud of her ending for her father. Robert McNair died at the age of 83 in 2009 in Belle Haven, Virginia, six years after learning that he had lung cancer. Betsy McNair stated that whenever her father needs it, she can make him really get what he wants. Her father drinks scotch every night, and the quality of life is high. If her father wakes up at 2 in the morning and wants coffee and pies, then That’s what they do.
Warraich and Sarah Cross, a graduate student at Duke University, used government health statistics. From 2003 to 2017, the data were deaths caused by natural causes, not deaths caused by accidents or homicides. During this period, the proportion of hospital occurrences dropped from 40% to 30%, and nursing homes from 24% to 21%. The number of house deaths has risen from 24% to 31%. Some assisted living centers may be counted as houses; researchers have nothing to say. Younger people, women, races, or ethnic minorities are less likely to die at home than older adults or whites. Cancer suffering patients are more likely to die at home, people who have dementia in nursing homes and people with lung problems in hospitals. McNair said the type of disease matters. In addition to her father, she also helped take care of a brother who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in the 1950s, and her mother, whose health status has been declining for a long time at the age of 92