Articles On: Home Healthcare

  • 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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  • The Case for Home Hospice

    When asked, the majority of Americans say they’d prefer to die at home. The sad result is that too many Americans consider hospice care too late, and often end up dying in acute care hospitals. This is a shame, because so many could die in comfort and dignity at their own homes, if only given the support to do so.

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  • The Benefits of Infusion Chemotherapy at Home

    The increasing number of Americans living with cancer suggests that enormous resources must now be devoted to fighting the disease. This comes as the patient-centered treatment movement has gathered momentum. As a result, a growing body of literature has emerged to address home-based treatments for cancer.

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  • Quality and Post-Acute Care: Nothing to “SNF” at

    Patients are increasingly paying attention to quality ratings for hospitals and surgeons, choosing to go under the knife where outcomes are best. Relatively few take their research to the next level, to make sure they are as well taken care of after they leave the hospital.

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