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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Get the Elderly Out of the Shadows

Over at the AgeWiseLiving Blog, Barbara E. Friesner, Generational Coach has a very helpful article on lighting considerations for Seniors’ homes.  Barbara makes several excellent points, including this: Install good, shadow free, lighting on all stairways. Put a light switch at the top and bottom of each staircase.   Make sure…

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