From the monthly archives:

February 2013

Returning Home

by Lois Etienne on February 27, 2013

in Caregiver Support,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet On October 1, 2012, Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program went into effect, intended to give hospitals financial incentive to ensure patients receive proper discharge instructions and post-discharge support. The intensely debated Medicare penalties for excessive readmissions have put doctors, discharge nurses and other healthcare professionals across the hospital industry in a position that has [...]

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Avoid Readmissions

by Lois Etienne on February 24, 2013

in Caregiver Support,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet It can be very nerve-wracking when you or your loved one is admitted to a hospital or healthcare facility. And likely, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is what happens when the doctor discharges you. But thinking about the returning home process right from the start is one of the best things a [...]

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Volunteering Perks

by Lois Etienne on February 22, 2013

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Talk to most any senior about the benefits of volunteering, and you’ll likely get a laundry list of all the good vibes that giving back generates. Volunteering has a solid research track record of benefits. But the perks go beyond just feeling good. “Volunteering provides many older adults with a purpose,” said Dr. Erwin [...]

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Tweet Seven in 10 senior volunteers (70 percent) say they plan on volunteering “forever” or they have no end in sight to their community service activities, according to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network. Ambitious goals, right? Actually, seniors can make a mark well into their elderly years by following a few [...]

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Tweet Older adults who have spent much of their adult lives honing skills in the workplace could be looking forward to a well-deserved retirement. Instead, a good share of them are rolling up their sleeves and getting back to work volunteering. And they’re making a difference in communities throughout North America. In total, the contributions [...]

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