Articles On: Home Healthcare

  • Three Key Concepts for Improving Hospital Discharges

    Most hospital discharge processes can be improved, as evidenced by readmission rates that remain too high, which are the result of confusion many patients and families face after leaving the hospital. Three relatively simple ideas can reshape the hospital discharge process and increase the likelihood of successful transitions of care.

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  • Cancer Care at Home

    Nothing diminishes the seriousness of a cancer diagnosis, but does it really have to come with endless shuttling from hospital to home to physical therapy to home, and so on? No, it doesn’t.

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  • The ABC’s of DME

    DME is essentially medical equipment paid for by an insurance company. The category includes those items that would be covered by Medicare or other third-party payers. Accordingly, DME requires a physician to write a prescription for the equipment, and a certified supplier must accept the patient’s insurance.

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  • Reducing Stress Through Home Care

    Stress has been shown repeatedly to be associated with negative health outcomes and higher death rates. And stress may add to the morbidity and mortality associated with hospitalization.

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  • What is Palliative Care?

    Hospice and palliative care are often conflated, but there are important differences between them. Understanding these differences can help individuals and their caregivers choose appropriate treatment options.

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