Dr. Phil Sloane and Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman join the show to discuss nursing homes, assisted living and the challenges of caring for an aging population.
Dr. Phil Sloane is a geriatrician and health services researcher at with a long history of clinical work and research involving care of older persons, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease, and as serving as a mentor for medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. He is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman is Kenan Distinguished professor of Social Work and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she co-directs the Program on Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Zimmerman has conducted numerous studies about the care and quality of life in nursing homes and assisted living settings.
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