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      The Psychological Effect of a Hospital Stay on Seniors

      While time in the hospital can help a senior physically, it can have adverse effects on their mental health. Treatment can turn...


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      How Home Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions

      Did you know that as many as 1 in 3 seniors are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged? A hospital stay...


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      Fun Activities for Seniors in the Hospital

      Once a senior is treated in the hospital, they are more likely to be readmitted and have other overnight hospitalizations. The...


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      Tags: Senior Activities, Hospital

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      The Top 5 Reasons for Hospital Readmission

      Despite proper medical attention and care from loving family members, approximately 15% of seniors are readmitted to a hospital...


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      Ensuring a Senior's Safe Admission to Rehab or Home Health Care

      After a senior is discharged from the hospital, they may need additional care from a rehabilitation center or from home health...


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      Best Practices for Identifying High-Risk Discharges

      Whether a senior is being discharged from a hospital or a rehabilitation facility, it’s important to identify signs of a...


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      INFOGRAPHIC: Hospital to Home Step-By-Step Guide

      When a senior is discharged from the hospital, there are a lot of things to coordinate and think about. We've made this process a...


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      5 Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay

      When your senior loved one is spending time in the hospital, it is already a stressful time. The only thing you should be...


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      6 Senior Readmission Prevention Strategies

      Reducing patient readmission for seniors is a priority for hospitals, home care providers, physicians, and healthcare...


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      Where Private Duty and Home Health Can Partner Up

      When private-duty agencies and home health care companies work together, it leads to better outcomes for patients post discharge....


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      Planning for a Successful Hospital Discharge

      Whether you're being discharged from the hospital after an emergency or planned procedure, there's always a list of do's and...


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      Tags: Hospital