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Areas with High Hospice Use Have “Spillover Effect” of Lower Rates of 30-Day Rehospitalization for All Patients

Senior Help Desk Healthcare Blog Credited to Vitas Healthcare   The "Spillover Effect" Patients newly enrolled in hospice close to hospital discharge...

Oncologists Refer Patients Earlier to Hospice

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by Vitas Healthcare Treating Referrals as Quality Measures By treating referral for hospice care as a quality...

What Happens if I Get Better While in Hospice Care?

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Vitas Healthcare    What Happens if I Get Better While in Hospice Care? Can a Patient's Health...

VITAS Healthcare: What Does Hospice Do?

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Vitas Healthcare If you or your loved one has been told it’s time for hospice, you may be bewildered,...

VITAS Healthcare: Weathering Winter Storms as a Caregiver

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Vitas Healthcare Facing Winter Challenges As arctic weather brings winter snow and ice, caregivers of...

VITAS Healthcare: Does Hospice Work? For These Patients and Families, the Answer is Yes!

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Vitas Healthcare Does Hospice Work? For These Patients and Families, the Answer is Yes! The goal of...

Ever wish you could see how a nursing home, home care or assisted living facility screens their empoyees? Now you can with C-Screen.org!!

C-Screen.org is the first rating system and website directory that shows how well employers screen their employers.  Think it doesn't matter?  Think...
Author: C-Screen
Non-medical home care, assisted living services

Focusing on Outcomes: What It Means for Homecare by Susan Oderwald, Always Best Care Senior Services

The Affordable Care Act has introduced a number of new mechanisms into the healthcare system that are just getting started. One of these is a focus...
Author: Soderwald

Elderly Women Are Getting Less Lonely

A positive statistic found on fortune.com speaking to the decrease in elderly women living alone as a result of lengthening life expectancies....

A More Efficient Way to Manage at-Home Care.

When Geoff Nudd's father was struggling to take care of his own mother who lived 1,200 miles away, Nudd, age 36, created a simple Google document for...
Author: steve