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September 2012

Assisted Living: Not Your Grandma’s Retirement Justin Usher

September 27th, 2012 | 2

AssistedLivingThis post originally appeared here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/09/19/assisted-living-not-your-grandma-retirement/ and was published by FoxBusiness.com.

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.

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OpenPlacement’s Top Long Term Care Resources on The Web Dan Trigub

September 20th, 2012 | 1

TopListThe OpenPlacement team has scowered the internet for it’s top 22 picks of Long Term Care resources on the web.  Here is just a select few – read more to see the complete list with hyperlinks and detailed descriptions of each and every resource.
  • AARP
  • 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
  • …more

 

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Understanding Social Security & Medicare (Major Changes in 2012) Justin Usher

September 14th, 2012 | 0

Medicare&SS;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.

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IN THE TRENCHES: THE DISCHARGE PLANNER Bridging Gaps Between Hospital and Home M.L. Sutton

September 13th, 2012 | 0

DischargePlannerThis post originally appeared here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/health/19tren.html and was published by the NYTimes.com.

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?

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Top 10 Conditions to Reduce Readmissions Dan Trigub

September 13th, 2012 | 0

conditions_reduce_readmissions2lrg.jpgHIN.com’s “chart of the week” depicts the top 10 targeted conditions to reduce readmissions: 

  • Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • CVD
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart Attack / MI
  • …more

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How Nursing Homes Can Cut Hospital Readmissions OpenPlacement Admin

September 12th, 2012 | 0

ReAdmissionThis 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.

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Guide to Medicare Plan Types Part A-B-C-D OpenPlacement Admin

September 11th, 2012 | 0

MedicareSymbolThis post originally appeared here: http://www.seniorcommunityguide.com/medicare/ and was published by the SeniorCommunityGuide.

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.

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