Category 'RightTransitions'

Right at Home Seeks to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

With one in five Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days of release, the U.S. government is now financially penalizing hospitals with high readmittance rates. While imposing these penalties on hospitals, the government also is trying to solve the issue.

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February Is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and how to prevent this often-silent killer.

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RightTransitions Helps Reduce Readmission Rates

Recognizing the need for providing safe and supervised transitions for our in-home care clients, Right at Home developed the RightTransitions program.

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What Are Care Transitions?

Care transitions refer to a medical patient moving from one healthcare provider or healthcare setting to another. Seniors with illnesses, for example, may visit a primary care physician and then be admitted to a hospital and receive treatment from a hospital physician and nursing staff.

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The Alzheimer’s Crisis Is Escalating; Recovering After Hip Fracture

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Readmissions Rise for Hip Replacement Patients’

A new report released by the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that  patients who have hip replacement surgery are being released much earlier than 20 years ago.  An analysis of Medicare recipients found that more of these earlier-release patients make return trips ...

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Most Hospital Readmissions Are Preventable

Most of those readmissions are preventable with a little extra attention and care. That's exactly what Right at Home's RightTransitions program offers.

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Right at Home Services Can Improve Transitions of Care

The Hospital to Home pilot program that Right at Home has been involved with in Winston-Salem, N.C., resultedin a 53 percent reduction in hospital readmissions during the first year of the study.

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Extra Attention and Care Eases Hospital Transition for North Carolina Woman

Elizabeth’s situation is a prime example of what happens when patients are discharged from the hospital but aren’t yet back to full health.

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Right at Home Launches New Care Transitions Initiative

We wanted to let all of our readers know about the rollout of the Right at Home care transitions initiative, RightTransitionsSM.  The program was developed by a task force comprised of the Right at Home corporate team and a group of Right at Home franchisees.  The program offers best pract...

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