Reducing Slip-and-Fall Accidents with Help from an In-Home Caregiver

This year one in three seniors over the age of 65 will have a fall. More than two million will visit the emergency room after falling, and the possibility of a broken hip or a traumatic brain injury is very real. For those with elderly loved ones, it’s a pretty…

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Working with In-Home Care Providers to Prevent Seasonal Flu

Every year, five million people worldwide become ill with the flu. The most vulnerable populations? The very young and the elderly. Nursing-home residents are most at risk, but even those who live independently are susceptible. Luckily, up to 80% of deaths can be prevented simply by getting a flu shot.…

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Study Finds Home Care with Hospice Care Increases Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Quality of Life (“QoL”) of terminally ill cancer patients and their caregivers is significantly improved when they are cared for and eventually pass away at home with hospice care than in other settings.  According to the study’s…

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Other Voices: Growing Number Of Patients Find A Hospital Stay Does Not Mean They’re Admitted

Recently we wrote about the growing concerns about increasing numbers of  elderly patients facing unexpected and unaffordable bills for skilled nursing facility stays that they thought were going to be covered by Medicare, but which weren’t.  The “catch” is that their hospital stays before they were discharged to skilled nursing…

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