September 27th, 2012 | 2
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Trends in Assisted Living
Hospital curtains and cafeteria food? Not anymore.
Assisted living facilities have come a long way from the clinical institutions of old, offering residents an ever-expanding menu of amenities that reflect the diversity of baby boomers themselves.
“The population is aging, and more consumers can demand more choices,” says Andrew Carle, founding director of the Senior Housing Administration program at George Mason University, which teaches students to manage senior living properties.Continue Reading
September 20th, 2012 | 1
- Administration on Aging
- American Geriatrics Society
- American Health Care Association
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
- Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Eldercare Locator, Administration on Aging
September 14th, 2012 | 0
Social Security marked its 76th anniversary on August 14, 2011. The Social Security program was established to provide the base of financial protection for working people and their families when earnings are lost due to retirement, disability, or death. In addition to the worker’s benefit, Social Security benefits may be paid to the spouses and children of workers. Benefits are an earned right, and they maintain their value with automatic annual cost-of-living increases.Continue Reading
September 13th, 2012 | 0
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Almost as soon as patients are admitted to 9 Silver, a general medicine floor at Beth Israel Medical Center in downtown Manhattan, Alicia Tennenbaum starts planning how to get them to leave.
As a hospital discharge planner, Ms. Tennenbaum is a health care traffic cop, patrolling a wildly busy intersection of medical, economic and social challenges. On 9 Silver, she visits patients who are elderly, impoverished or just reeling from a diagnosis, asking: Do you need a ride home? Do you have a home? Do you need help with shopping, meals? Grab bars in the shower? Physical therapy? Do you have someone who can get you to check-ups?Continue Reading
September 13th, 2012 | 0
HIN.com’s “chart of the week” depicts the top 10 targeted conditions to reduce readmissions:
- Heart Failure
- Heart Attack / MI
September 12th, 2012 | 0
This post originally appeared here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2012/09/12/how-nursing-homes-can-cut-hospital-readmissions/ and was published by Forbes.com.
Too many people make the dangerous roundtrip from hospital to nursing facility and back again. These transfers may increase risks of delirium, medication errors, falls, and infection. There is no doubt that some patients die as a result of these transfers. And, they cost payers—Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance—hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
The real tragedy: By some estimates as many as 60 percent of these rehospitalizations are preventable.Continue Reading
September 11th, 2012 | 0
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Overview of Medicare Health Insurance
Medicare was created as part of the Social Security Act of 1965 that was signed by former President Lyndon B. Johnson. The first enrollees were former President Harry Truman and his wife Bess, who both received their Medicare cards at the bill singing ceremony held on July 30, 1965.Continue Reading
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