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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Things to Consider as Parents Age

The following was originally found on the website CAPS (Children of Aging Parents).  I've modified it slightly and added a little more detail.  The first thing to consider when evaluating the question of "what are we going to do with Mom/Dad, is...."where will they be most content?" I...

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Low Sodium Diet: Make Sure Your Physician Knows and Agrees

If you are a senior, make sure your physician directs you to follow a low-sodium diet before doing so.  You should also make sure that the in home caregiver who is providing homemaker services or respite care is aware of the proper level of sodium that is most healthful for you.  (ARA) -...

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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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Five Simple Screenings to Get on the Path to a Healthy Life

One in two Americans is living with a chronic disease. Chronic diseases are persistent and recurring, and are typically either hereditary or the result of factors such as poor diet, obesity or lack of exercise. Dr. Ian Smith, creator and founder of "The 50 Million Pound Challenge" and "The Makeover ...

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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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