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How long will Medicare pay for Hospice care
23Jan

How long will Medicare pay for Hospice care

How Long Will Medicare Pay For Hospice Care? Medicare will pay for hospice care as long as the hospice doctor certifies that a patient is terminally ill. A patient who is terminally ill means that the patient has a life…

Elderly care
23Jan

Elderly care

What Is Elderly Care? Elderly care or senior care is a specialized care program that is intended to meet the requirements and needs of senior health. Seniors, at various stages, can receive elderly care via assisted living, nursing care, adult…

Home care for seniors
18Jan

Home care for seniors

What Is Home Care For Seniors? Home care for seniors is a kind of care exclusively for older people who prefer to stay in their homes than move to a residential care community as they age. Older people who prefer…

Assisted living
18Jan

Assisted living

What Is Assisted Living? Assisted living or adult care facility is a housing and services option. This housing and services option provides seniors with needs of daily care assistance. Daily care assistance involves help in a wide range of daily…

Outpatient care
12Jan

Outpatient care

What Is Outpatient Care? Outpatient care is a type of health care that does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or medical facility. It is used for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of medical conditions, and can be provided…

Primary caregiver
12Jan

Primary caregiver

What Is A Primary Caregiver? A primary caregiver is a person who assists an underaged child or a sick, elderly, or disabled relative at home or care settings for professional caregivers. The patients may require assistance with daily activities and…

Medical power of attorney
06Jan

Medical power of attorney

What is a Medical Power Of Attorney? A medical power of attorney is a document that allows the patient or the principal to assign a person to make healthcare decisions on the patient’s or principal’s behalf. The patient or the…

The National Institute On Aging
05Jan

The National Institute On Aging

What Is The National Institute On Aging (NIA)? The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is an institute that is the federal government’s leader in research on aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other related dementias. The NIA, under the National Institutes of…

Healthcare proxy
30Dec

Healthcare proxy

What Is A Healthcare Proxy? A healthcare proxy or health care agent is an individual whom a patient chooses to make health care decisions for the patient. The patient may become too sick to make a medical decision. Medical decisions…

Respite care
30Dec

Respite care

What is Respite Care? Respite care is temporary care for patients and also is a short-term break or rest provided for primary caregivers. Primary caregivers may be taking care of their sick loved ones round the clock, so a much-needed…

Advance directive
16Dec

Advance directive

What Is An Advance Directive? An advance directive is a written document that provides an outline of a patient’s health care wishes for medical treatment in the future. The patient’s wishes are the results of advance care planning and are…

Terminal illness care
11Dec

Terminal illness care

What Is Terminal Illness Care? A study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management defines Terminal Illness as a life-limiting disease with irreversible decline, and survival is expected to be in terms of several months or less. This…

Polypharmacy

What is Polypharmacy? We were talking about medications, specifically something we call polypharmacy. That’s a fancy namefor a patient who’s taking more than 5 medications. Being on more than 5 medications increases your risk for a drug-drug interaction or, worse,…

SLS

Can you stand on one leg? How about while chewing bubble gum at the same time? Then pat the top of your head? Just kidding on the last two.  How about just standing on one leg? Sounds simple enough. Time…

Senior report 2022: Emphasis on KS and MO
Detail Home Health access in each state

I go into many homes where the TV is usually on, sometimes blaring! Typically, I don’t pay attention to what’s airing. But the other day, a local TV station reported a story that piqued my interest: America’s health rankings. The…