Home Health for the Elderly

The Importance of Home Health for the Elderly

As people live longer and develop costly chronic ailments, the world’s health systems will face a formidable challenge of providing and delivering sufficient, effective care to and for this group. Home health for the elderly proves to be an efficient type of care that produces quality outcomes for aging individuals. Middle to high-income countries are…

Chronic Diseases and Home-based Care

Home-based Care for Chronic Diseases

Home-based Care for Chronic Diseases Home-based Care for Chronic Diseases, such as home infusion services, relieves vulnerable, chronically ill patients of the burden to obtain care. Aging and Chronic Disease Life expectancy has increased in the last 60 years. People are growing older at a higher rate. With longer life spans, noninfectious, noncommunicable diseases are…

Home Health Can Improve Patient Outcomes

How Home Health Can Improve Patient Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries Post-Discharge

How Home Health Can Improve Patient Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries Post-Discharge   Home Health can Improve Patient Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries Post-Discharge. Medicare beneficiaries are individuals who are at least 65 years of age or recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance for more than two years. The beneficiaries can be some of the most vulnerable…

Home Health care reduces hospitalization

How Home Health Care Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Home Health Care Reduces Hospitalization and Readmissions   The introduction of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Hospital Readmission and Reduction Program (HRRP) reflects the paradox of the U.S. healthcare system and the need for value-based care strategies such as Home Health partnerships.  This has been paramount in finding that Home Health care reduces hospitalization and…

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

About Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys memory skills, thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out daily activities, leading to the need for full-time care. Dementia is the general term for a group of brain disorders that cause problems with thinking, memory and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is…

Testing For Osteoporosis

While we just completed Osteoporosis Awareness Month in May, it is important that Osteoporosis stays in the forefront for many people.  Approximately half of all women and a fourth of all men age 50 or over will break a bone at some point due to Osteoporosis. Each year about one third of all adults in the US age 65 or…

Celebrating Nurses

This year, National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, is a month-long celebration to expand opportunities to elevate and celebrate nursing. There couldn’t be a more fitting time to show our gratitude for the men and women who have been on the front lines, working tirelessly to care for…

National Arthritis Awareness Month

For those impacted by Arthritis, May is an important month. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States, with over 50 million Americans impacted by the disease. The three most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis.  Facts about Arthritis in…