Elderly mom and caregiver daughter

Caring for your loved one is one of the hardest jobs in the world. However, just like any flight attendant will explain, it is important that you put on your own mask before helping the person next to you. Your job is physically and emotionally demanding, and that strain will show over time. You have…

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Aging in Place

With so many advances in technology, home modification, and home care management services available, it has become more possible for individuals with health issues or illness to live their retirement years safely in their own homes. According to AARP’s 2011 “Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices,” 90 percent of seniors…

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Hospital and nursing home discharge planners do all they can to prevent avoidable readmissions. They want to ensure that patients leaving the facility will be safe at home. In an article from the Kiser Health Foundation, hospital readmission rates in all 50 states were examined. The results showed that a whopping 98% of hospitals in New…

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