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Willie Mae Rich exercises with nurse Andres Viles, who keeps elderly patients mentally and physically active at Birmingham hospital.

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly hospital patients need to keep moving

By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Part 2 of series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) – Thelma Atkins ended up in the University of

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DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled

By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as

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