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Hospital Readmission and Home Care

    Around 20% of hospital admissions are actually patients readmitted within 30 days. This boomerang effect adds a tremendous cost to the cost of health care.  According to The Agency ... Read more

Prevent Kitchen Fires —that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week

  Prevent Kitchen Fires —that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week From October 6-12, The National Fire Protection Association will be spreading the word that more ... Read more

Dangerous Drugs

    In-Home Caretakers Need to be Aware of Dangerous Medications and Medical Devices   Even though prescription drugs and medical devices can treat a wide variety of illnesses and ... Read more

Registration opens for Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill

    Individuals and groups can sign up for second annual drill, set for Oct. 17 RICHMOND, Va. – Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the safe response to an earthquake, during ... Read more

Nurse finds this poem

  When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home, the nurses found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every ... Read more

Long Term Care

   As people age there is an increasing likelihood that they will need help with their activities of daily living(ADL’s) in fact over 70% of Americans over the age of 65 require help with ... Read more

Depression and the elderly

Depression is not normal at any age and is not a normal part of the aging process. Depression is not just a feeling of being down. Everyone feels this was from time to time – depression is ... Read more

How Non-Medical Home Care can cut Hospital Readmissions

  On Oct 1st, Medicare will begin cutting payments to hospitals where too many patients are readmitted within 30 days of being discharged.  The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) ... Read more

Deciding on Home Care

Your loved ones staying in their own homes: By far the great majority of people would like to remain in their own homes rather moving to a facility.  The problem is that they cant live on their ... Read more

Staying Active – Staying Healthy

  Staying physically active is critical to staying healthy.  Physical activity is beneficial to the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and endocrine system and is associated with lower ... Read more

Home Care – Its more than you may think

When people mention home care, it is unlikely they realize how broad that statement really is.  When people refer to Home Care they are talking about care provided in the home.  Home Care can ... Read more

Questions to ask before taking service

When contacting an agency make sure to address the following questions before taking service About the Cost: What is the hourly fee and is there a differential based on. for example, night ... Read more

Caregiver Study funded by the NIH

  According to a study funded by the National Institute of Agency called “Hiring and screening Practices of Agencies Supplying Paid Caregivers to Older Adults” by Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, ... Read more

Hot Weather Health Emergencies

Hot Weather Health Emergencies Elderly people, infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress. Even short periods of high temperatures can cause ... Read more

Steps to help avoid financial abuse and theft

Usually family members look at getting help in the home after some sort of medical crisis. Mom has fallen, dad is hospitalized, there is loss of cognition etc.  The family is overwhelmed with so ... Read more

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