How Home Care Agencies Are Helping Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Nowadays, decreasing hospital readmission rates for high-risk patients is a vital process for hospitals. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” records that effective initiatives from four hospitals with low 30-day rehospitalization occurrences are, to a degree, due to collaborating with inpatient and outpatient home care providers like the Rogue […]

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Dividing Elderly Care Costs Without Causing a War with the Family

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Do you remember how challenging it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your siblings? Though the incredible importance of thinking of others’ feelings, and also being fair, was impressed upon us while very young, it may still be a hurdle to minimize sibling squabbles in terms of difficult decisions […]

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How to Handle a Parent with Dementia in Denial

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“How can you say I have Alzheimer’s disease? There is nothing wrong with me!” If you’ve ever heard a senior loved one with dementia frustratingly communicate this or a similar sentiment, it’s likely you have believed that individual was just in denial and not willing to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The truth […]

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Senior Driving: Is It Time for Mom to Give Up the Car Keys?

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It is among the more difficult decisions we face in later years, and a very sensitive subject for adult children to broach with their elder parents: surrendering the car keys. Driving ourselves, while offering an intrinsic sense of freedom and independence, may become extremely unsafe due to a variety of variables pertaining to growing older. […]

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Medicare Now Covers Treadmill Therapy for Vascular Disease

Here’s some good news for anyone with vascular disease, a debilitating condition which can occur from cigarette smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s risk of developing a heart attack or stroke, and sometimes resulting in limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of treadmill therapy once recommended and monitored by […]

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Can You Train Your Brain with Online Memory Games?

The online world supplies us with instantaneous answers to any question it is possible to imagine, educational opportunities beyond what we might have thought of a generation back, socialization enhancement, and so much more. One of the most fascinating online developments for those of us in the senior care profession has been brain training programs […]

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