Caregivers Create Better Outcomes for Hospital Patients

Caregivers Make All the Difference During a Hospital Stay When loved ones require a hospital stay, we expect the hospital to provide the best medical care possible to take care of their needs. What we don’t always consider, however, is how being alone in the hospital can affect a person’s emotional and mental state. For elderly […]

The Importance of a Nursing Assistant for the Elderly

Nursing Assistants Make A Big Difference in Quality of Care Perhaps one of the most under-appreciated positions in the medical field is the nursing assistant. While it doesn’t take the same amount of schooling that becoming a registered nurse requires, it requires a balance of medical knowledge, interpersonal skills, and compassion. Because of this unique […]

What Case Managers/Discharge Planners Need to Know about Private Duty Home Care Services

This is a guest post written by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq., a well-known attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care and clients all over the country.  In order to be appropriate for home health or hospice services paid for by any payor, including the Medicare Program, patients must either be able to care […]

When Home Care is Better Than Hospital Care for Seniors

Should Your Elderly Loved One Be in the Hospital? Hospitals provide wonderful care for acute medical problems such as a heart attack, stroke, or necessary surgery. But for the chronic issues faced by many elderly people, the hospital may not be the best care option. As people age, they often develop multiple chronic issues such […]

4 Myths About Senior Organ Donation

What Seniors Need to Know About Organ Donation Organ donation can sometimes seem like an intimidating topic for families to discuss. It may seem unloving to talk about what will happen to a loved one’s body after death, but seniors who choose to donate their organs for medical purposes can make an extremely valuable contribution […]

How To Protect Dementia Patients During Hospital Stays

Hospitals and Dementia – What You Need To Know If you have an aging parent or other loved one with dementia there are a few things you really need to know about hospitals and dementia. Mom went into the hospital with what I would call mild dementia. She was still pretty self sufficient and lived […]