Should Medical Providers Compete for Your Business?

If you need a major car or home repair, most likely you get two or more estimates for the work. Other than price, you may factor in the company’s reputation, convenience or time of scheduling the job, and other ...

 
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New Language for DNR

Having medical students practice communication skills on “patients” portrayed by actors is not a new teaching tool. It’s also a way to test students’ diagnostic skills. An actor patient presents a complicated diagnosis or vaguely conveys symptoms and the ...

 
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What’s Your Caregiving Elevator Speech?

You arrive at the hospital after getting an urgent phone call at work: your Dad had an accident at home, and he’s in the ER with severe burns. As his primary caregiver, you were the first to be contacted. ...

 
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Bringing Home Care to Assisted Living

Yesterday’s post highlighted the benefits of bringing in an occupational therapist (OT) to assisted living. Today, we’ll take a look at another way to supplement services: bringing in home care.

Again, this question naturally comes up: why are ...

 
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Hot Topics in Senior Healthcare for 2013

This new article from MedCity News highlights the seven “mega-trends” that will change healthcare as we know it in 2013. Here, we’ll take a closer look at a few that will have an impact on the senior population -- whether ...

 
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Transitional Care Centers: The Future of Senior Healthcare Services?

First of all, you may be wondering: what is a transitional care center?

A transitional care center (called “sub-acute inpatient care” by those in the medical field) is a place where patients receive therapy and other rehabilitation services before transitioning ...

 
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One-of-a-Kind Virtual Expo Offers Free Access to Healthcare Experts

The National Family Caregiver Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the National Disability Rights Network are among dozens of organizations who have partnered together for a unique online event, which kicks off at 9am CST ...

 
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All About Home Care

Private duty care. Companion care. Home healthcare. Non-medical home care. Hospice care at home. At home therapy.

The home care industry is more diverse than you may think, with a continuum of services that starts at the most basic level ...

 
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Filling in the Gaps With Home Care

Assisted living may offer more care services than independent living, but some residents require more help than the staff can provide in a 24-hour period. For this reason, many allow residents and their families to bring in home care or ...

 
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Be Prepared: Healthcare Decisions Day 2012

Caring for a senior parent, friend or relative is a process rife with decision-making: Should I quit my job to provide care full-time at home? Would Dad do better in assisted living? Can we bring in home care to help ...

 
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