Care Coordination With Agencies: Reducing Readmissions, Enhancing Patient Care

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In addition to the healthcare providers’ moral and professional  obligations  to patients and their families to provide the best coordination of care both in the hospital and through the discharge process, CMS’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) has provided  powerful  financial incentives – in the form of penalties – to bring down the rate of re-admissions. A pivotal piece of that is establishing an effective plan of care at home as quickly as feasible. Multiple aspects of this plan may ...

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Top Considerations in Choosing a Home Care Provider

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Top Considerations in Choosing a Home Companion
There are many things that can make you consider obtaining home companion services for you or your loved one. You or your loved one may be suffering from an illness or condition and need short or long term care, or may need help with the daily activities of living while recovering from surgery. You may also have loved one who prefers to stay at home as much as possible rather than of moving ...

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Two Types of Home Care Services for Your Elderly Loved Ones

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Two Types of Home Care Services for Your Elderly Loved Ones
Home companion services are becoming more and more popular today. Instead of placing your elderly loved ones in a senior facility or nursing home, you now have the option of hiring a qualified agency to take care of them right in their own home. This gives your loved ones a lot more freedom and independence, and leaves them in the familiarity of the home that’s close to their hearts.

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Four Ways to Avoid Catching and Spreading the Flu Virus

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  1. Achoo: Cover your mouth and nose.  It starts with a tickle, a prickle, and an itch: Achoo – Cover up that sneeze with a tissue to avoid spreading the flu germs.
  2. Prevent Flu:  Soap away germs.  Scrubbing germy hands is one of the top tips for preventing spread of the flu. So is a quick splash and dash all you need?  NO!  A rule of thumb is to sing Happy Birthday and keep scrubbing till you are ready to blow ...
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How to Choose the Best Home Care Services

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How to Choose the Best Home Care Services
As much as you’d like to care for your elderly loved ones, you may live far away from them and don’t really have the time and energy to devote to caring for them regularly since you also have your work and your own family. If you’re worried about them and want someone to help them with their day-to-day activities, as well as enjoy some companionship, home care services is your best option.
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