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Can Transitional Care Management Help Reduce Hospital Costs?

The aging population in America presents a serious challenge and demands realigning the current healthcare system and care management to treat older adults with critical medical conditions. This group of patients generally have multiple health problems and mobility issues, plus they are at a higher risk of poor health outcomes once they get discharged from hospitals and moved into their place of residence. For this reason, they generally need frequent admissions to hospitals. However, hospital readmissions among older adults with critical care needs can be addressed with transitional care. Continue reading “Can Transitional Care Management Help Reduce Hospital Costs?” »

Ways To Help A Senior Loved One Recover From A Stroke

If a senior loved one was admitted to a hospital after suffering from a stroke, it’s crucial for them to follow a multi-step recovery and rehabilitation plan after returning home. In the absence of a solid, comprehensive plan, they may suffer from numerous complications in the long run. These can be prevented if they receive the right care and make a few changes to their lifestyle. Here are a few suggestions for the same: Continue reading “Ways To Help A Senior Loved One Recover From A Stroke” »

Hospice Care To Help Terminally-Ill Individuals Live As Fully and Comfortably As Possible

Hospice care, or sometimes referred to as palliative care, aims to improve the quality of life of people with an advanced, life-ending disease. It offers compassionate care to people who are in the last stages of life so that they can live comfortably and as fully as possible. Many people think that it is only recommended for seniors; however, anyone with a terminal illness can get hospice care when they are in the final phases of the illness.

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Tips To Choose A Professional Home Caregiver For A Loved One

Choosing a professional home caregiver for a loved one may seem like a challenging task to many. After all, there is a lot to think about. Like trust, competency, invasion of people into your personal space. The list is long. Keeping everything aside, when a loved one is diagnosed with a condition that requires medical attention, an on-demand healthcare professional is the first thing that comes to mind. Continue reading “Tips To Choose A Professional Home Caregiver For A Loved One” »

Caring For A Senior: Tips For Safe Hospital-To-Home Transitions

A stay at the hospital can be a harrowing and stressful time for patients as well as their loved ones. For senior patients, hospital admissions can be particularly disorienting and physically exhausting due to which they often require additional care and assistance, extending well into the recovery period at home. Continue reading “Caring For A Senior: Tips For Safe Hospital-To-Home Transitions” »

How To Reduce Clutter At Home To Prevent Falls

Most seniors live in homes filled with collectibles that are their lifetime’s worth of memories. Though these items are cherished possessions, they take up a lot of space and have little to no use in their lives. As old age contributes to the deterioration of motor skills, it’s a good idea to get rid of the hoarding and clutter in time. Doing so could prevent possible accidents like falls at home.

 Read below some helpful ways to reduce clutter and organize the home for seniors. 

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You Must Hire A Professional Home Caregiver For The Following Medical Conditions

When a medical condition or an illness begins to affect a loved one’s life severely, professional care must be provided to them right away in the comfort of their home. Such a patient not only needs medical attention but compassion and comfort as well, something which only an uber health care professional can provide. Family members can try caring for their loved one but years of training that professionals go through make them capable of providing the exact kind of care a senior loved one actually needs.

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Top 3 Causes of Hospital Readmission that You Should Know

Hospital-to-home transition is a critical phase for patients, as any laxity during the process can significantly increase the risk of hospital readmissions. According to reports, nearly 25% of patients re-hospitalized within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital. And what’s staggering is that the majority of these readmissions were preventable with the help of the right care transition practices and a transitional care nurse to care for the patient. Besides, knowing what causes patients to return to the hospital can be of great help in reducing re-hospitalization, as you can prepare a better care plan to ensure a smooth and safer transition.
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Home Modifications: Questions You Must Ask Before Getting Started

Home modifications make it possible for seniors and individuals with disabilities to access every corner of their home and live comfortably. But specific modifications that you make will depend on the person’s particular needs. Before you get started with home modifications, it’s a good idea to evaluate all needs and wants so that you can be specific with home safety. Today, we’re sharing some questions that you must ask before getting started to figure out what modifications fit best for your home.

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Helping Seniors To Heal After A Surgery

Do you have a senior loved one who you will need help with their post-surgery? For seniors with age-related cognitive and physical health issues, the road to recovery post-surgery is a long one. During these difficult times, a family member who has prepared for the job and has etched out a transitional care strategy will be able to make a lot of difference to the senior’s quality of life when he or she is healing.  Continue reading “Helping Seniors To Heal After A Surgery” »

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