Nursing Home: When Is It Time?

Talking with your elderly parent or grandparent about health care is tough.  Especially when the talk revolves around a possible admission to the nursing home. It is everyone’s hope to stay at home for the duration of their lives. But sometimes changing health conditions, declining physical ability or dementia make even the most  comfortable home a …

Medicare: Patient Outcomes More Important The Ever

The Healthcare industry is undergoing a historic change. The Affordable Care Act has completely changed the way healthcare companies define success. It is no longer good enough to provide quality healthcare, healthcare systems are now judged by how well the patient does after discharge. Regulatory agencies now judge “successful” treatment by whether or not the …

The Benefits Of Elder Care Coordination

The senior healthcare continuum is a face-paced and ever changing service. The doctors, nurses and social workers work very hard to provide great service but don’t often have time to effectively explain care to elderly patients and their family. An Elder Care Coordinator is an advocate for seniors and their families that stands with them …

Hi-Jacked Healthcare And How I Regained Control

If It Happened To Me…It Can Happen To You As an advocate whose profession is helping senior citizens protect their right to choose healthcare services, I understand how big hospitals try to keep patients from using services outside their system. So when I recently suffered a broken ankle, I began the process of vetting orthopedic surgeons …

Staying At Home: A Case Study

When evaluating long-term care options most people eliminate the possibility of home care because of the potential cost. With rates ranging for $17 to $25 an hour, it’s easy to understand why people would lean toward more traditional forms of long-term care like nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Adding to the perception that home …