CMS Services Can Save 4.6B By Stopping Discharges To Long-Term Hospitals

CMS services can save up to 4.6 billion dollars just by stopping discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new study reported. Patient health would not be adversely affected.   Under the current system, Medicare spending on post-acute care totaled $59 billion in 2014. This is patient care that is usually provided by skilled nursing homes (SNFs),…

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Adjustable Sink For Sitting Or Standing Helps Elderly And Disabled

An adjustable sink has been created and manufactured by Pressalit Care that can be adjusted after installation.  No more reaching or crouching for senior citizens and the disabled as they brush their teeth or wash their hands. The Matrix Medium sink can be adjusted up to 7.8 inches in height using either an easy-to-reach crank handle…

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Mourning Before Death: The Anguish Families Go Through

Mourning before death is an anguish many families experience. This pileup of complex emotions is known as “anticipatory loss.” “The deterioration of function, disability, and suffering have their own grieving processes, but helping families deal with that isn’t built into the health care system. The anguish accompanying aging isn’t openly discussed. Instead, these emotions are typically…

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