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How Home Care for Elderly Loved Ones Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

There is currently a top priority for hospitals: decreasing readmissions for patients who are at high risk. Healthcare Financial Management Association’s article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions” reports that effective initiatives from hospitals with lower 30-day rehospitalizations are, to a certain degree, the outcome of collaborating with inpatient …

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The Challenges of Taking Care of Parents from Afar and 4 Ways to Help

Living far away from elderly parents can make the need for help at home easier to overlook. The fact is, many adult children of aging parents never even realize that Mom and Dad need assistance until they come home to visit or spend a longer period of time together over …

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Don’t Put It Off! Why Everyone Needs an Advance Health Care Directive

Life is often unpredictable. And though an advance health care directive can be easy enough to put off, considering end-of-life choices now can help provide peace of mind that your values and preferences about your medical care will be heard in the future. In addition, it will ease the responsibility …

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A person filling out a form titled Advance Health Care Directive and a pen. Notes: Very shallow focus on the word 'Health". Form created for photo using text in public domain.
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