More older people receive eldercare at home rather than in residential care.
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Australian Health Ministers noted the benefits of a national approach for improving care for older people as evidenced in the Annual Report 2004.
Elderly people with the lowest and highest hemoglobin concentrations are at increased risk of death.
Patients should think through with their healthcare provider what to do if a treatment doesn't go well and be willing to engage that.
As the population continues to live longer with chronic illnesses it will become increasingly important to pay attention to the health and well being of caregivers.
Caregiving is a major transition in people's lives, associated with lots of anxiety and stress, but making people confident about their own abilities really does help.
Major study shows that despite efforts to reduce differences in eldercare, the problem is worsening
Following Clinical Practice Guidelines For Older Adults With Several Illnesses Could Have Undesirable Effects
Current clinical practice guidelines are not written with older adults with multiple illnesses in mind.
A smaller proportion of elderly and disabled people live in nursing homes today compared to 1990.
Elder care isn't a sitcom comedy, a plan for Elderly care is wise.
Medicare payments to nursing homes will increase in 2006, an improvement over earlier forecasts that predicted no increase for long term care providers next year.
A study suggests older patients who are wrestling with religious beliefs during an illness may have an increased risk of dying.
Guided Care is designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans with complex health care needs, while increasing the efficiency of care.
Gait stabilizing Yaktrax Walker device reduces the risk of injurious falls during winter months in older adults who are fall prone.
Eldercare is becoming a prominent aspect of many Baby Boomers' lives when they are thrust into the role of caregiver for an ailing parent.
The results of their study should help provide further guidance for elderly patients and their physicians in making the decision of selecting treatment of their coronary artery disease.
The proposed refinements in the RUGs will more accurately pay nursing homes for the care of medically complex patients by creating new payment categories that more closely match the kind of services being provided to them.
The new criteria adopt a function based determination of medical necessity.
No family is prepared to make decisions when a patient is facing the end of life. Illness of any severity brings out the best and worst in any family, and end of life illness heightens the emotions surrounding all of this.
The chronic staffing turnover common to many of the nursing homes that serve more than 1.4 million elderly persons in the United States is lower at nursing homes with stable nursing leadership.
Researchers have found that two years after major non-cardiac surgery, 42 percent of elderly patients will have experienced a measurable cognitive decline.
Medicare has more than tripled the number of customer service representatives available through its toll free information line, 1 800 MEDICARE.
CMS Adds Resources to Respond to Record Numbers of Callers and New Steps Make It Easier for Seniors Interested in Medicare Disco
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced additional steps to improve service for Medicare beneficiaries deciding whether a discount card is right for them.
Medicare Approved Drug Discount Cards Provide Mail-Order And Internet Savings That Are Lower Than Costco.Com And Drugstore.Com Prices
A healthy dose of imagination helps older people remember to take medications and follow other medical advice.