Late-in-life care for the chronically ill

MinnPost photo by Sharon Schmickle

[MINNPOST, March 18, 2014] This is the first in an occasional series on late-in-life health care—when chronic illness or a constellation of medical problems can cause a cascade of new needs, complications and worries. This yearlong examination of issues faced by such patients and their families is funded through a grant by Allina Health from the Robina Foundation. It is conducted in conjunction with media partners TPT and Ampers.

A TPT documentary, "Late Life: Redefining Care," will air Tuesday, March 18, at 9 p.m. on Channel 2.

If this day is typical, 106 Minnesotans will die before midnight. Of those passings, 16 will be unexpected. Most of the other 90, though, will represent the sad culmination of lingering diseases. Read more at

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