From Hospital to Home: Benefits of Home Care

One of the most significant challenges hospitals face in reducing readmission rates (when a patient is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge) is keeping their patients actively engaged in their own health, recovery, and care.   Readmission, in many...

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Cost of Long Term Care for Seniors

Cost increases for long-term elder care have moderated in recent years... but they have started to speed up again this year. According to industry research, the average increase for six types of care has risen 4.5% this year.  The average...

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Medicaid Continues to Expand: Good or Bad?

Re-posting an article summary...Medicaid spending is something we should be thinking about! Millions of men, women, and children across the country rely on Medicaid for their healthcare. While the program was initially designed to support the elderly, it expanded through...

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Elderly – Heat Stroke Risks

Following up on last week's blog highlighting heat awareness...I'd like to address some of the actual health risks for aging parents and the elderly community caused by heat. Summer temperatures do not need to be extreme in order to cause...

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Heat Awareness for Elderly

The summer season is upon us.  But the heat and humidity, welcomed by many beach goers and families, can be a difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers...

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Value of Home Care for Elderly

More seniors are reaching retirement age right now than at any other time in history.  The so-called Baby Boomer generation is now aging, and moving to retirement from the workforce.  (Baby Boomers are men and women who were born...

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Summer Heat and Senior Dehydration

Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections.  Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated.  Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...

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Hobbies and Aging Seniors

Upon retirement, or being widowed, life for aging seniors becomes less busy.  In many cases, the change of routine and work-related focus -- or, the attention and care given to spouse who has passed away -- can lead to...

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Men, Depression, and Hobbies

Do you know a man in your life who seems depressed, and doesn't have a reason to get up and get going to start the day? Men are viewed as more goal-oriented than women...but research also shows a much higher...

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Seniorities TV: Transportation Services for Seniors

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss Transportation services - locally, and for scheduled medical appointments -...

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