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How Family Caregivers Can Benefit From Elder Care Solutions

Caregivers for family members can experience a challenging level of daily stress. With that stress comes a higher risk for depressive symptoms. In fact, 40 to 70% of adult guardians show signs of depression. Being an adult guardian can be overwhelming. Here is how elder care solutions can help lighten the load. Family mediation When […]

3 Management Plans A Healthcare Advocate Can Craft For You

If you’re a senior struggling to manage your bills or other important tasks, a patient care advocate might be just the person you need to help you with your daily responsibilities. The Centers For Disease Control estimates that one-third of families struggle to pay medical bills in America. A patient care advocate is able to […]

10 Helpful Dementia Communication Strategies

Caring for a relative with memory changes can be rewarding as well as frustrating and exhausting.  Regardless of the underlying etiology of the memory loss, the principles of caring for the individual are the same. Changes in your communication style can increase understanding and decrease frustration and angry outbursts. Here are some recommendations studies have […]

Improving Patient Care to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Did you know hospitals get penalized by the government for excessive patient readmissions? It’s true. In 2012, Medicare established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). It’s essentially a pay-for-performance program that lowers Medicare payments to hospitals with too many readmissions. For 2018, 2,573 hospitals will be cumulatively penalized an estimated $564 million. Now Medicare is [...]