Articles On: Home Healthcare

  • 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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  • The Impact of Home Care on Emergency Room Visits

    In a large study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in April 2018, investigators found that patients receiving home care nursing visits were more likely to go to the emergency room after 5 pm on the day of a nursing visit than they would have been had there not been a home visit.

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  • The Hospital At Home

    Most Americans take it for granted that an acute-care hospital is available to them if they require surgery or become seriously ill. But this has been the case for only a relatively brief period of our history. Much routine medical care, and even some surgical care, was traditionally delivered in the patient’s home.

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