Learning about Medicaid regulations

Medicaid regulations change fairly often, and it can be pretty challenging for beneficiaries to keep up with them. While the Medicaid web site has all of the information, it can be difficult to navigate, and the people who the program targets, the lowest incomes people in the US, might have difficulty attaining access or understanding…

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Grandfather holding grandson

Committing seniors who need full time nursing care to a facility can be a wrenching decision. The emotional aspect can be overwhelming in an of itself, and the financial outlay can also make a person think twice. But, given the needs of any single person, it might not be as prohibitive as you think. Here…

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occupational therapy for facilities

Occupational therapy is an essential element of any short term rehabilitation program. The occupational plays several important roles in the program, helping the patient on the road to recovery. Occupational therapy for ADLs The main purpose of occupational therapy is that it helps the patient with ADLs and IADLs – activities for daily living, and…

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eye care in a skilled nursing facility

Patients are generally at a skilled nursing facility for issues that are unrelated to their eyesight. However, it’s something that shouldn’t be left out of well-care exams for patients at any age in any type of living arrangement. Eyesight counts Unless there are complaints, eyesight is something that can get overlooked, especially for patients who…

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Preparing for long term care

The number of Americans who will be becoming seniors in upcoming years is growing at a fierce rate. About 117 million seniors will need some sort of caregiving in 2020, and the projection is that in 2030, 1 out of every 5 Americans will be over the age of 65, while by 2035, 11.5 million…

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Pcps and post hospitalization care

The role of the primary care physician in American healthcare has been dwindling in the past few years. This seems to be a purely American concept, as the trend is not showing elsewhere. Why is this? What is the primary care physician’s role in post hospital care? And how can the trend be reversed? Fewer…

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social worker for short term rehabilitation

A social worker is an integral part of a short term rehabilitation staff. Depending on the size of the rehab facility, there might be a social worker working part time or full time, or there may be more than one to meet the needs of all of the patients. Social workers in short term rehabilitation…

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post-op care for Medicare patients

Many patients need post-op care after discharge from a hospital. After a stroke or major surgery, patients and their families need to make the big decision about where to go for continued post-op care, which they may need until they’re more recovered. Patients with private insurance may have more leeway, but Medicare beneficiaries need to…

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