Homecare is most cost-effective care for seniors
The Patriot News
Although some might not be familiar with homecare, it is important for people to recognize — particularly decision makers in Washington — how these services effectively address our seniors’ and disabled residents’ care needs. Read more.


Research Shows CMS Program Helps Seniors Transition to Home Care
Home Health Care News
In CMS’ effort to help nursing home residents move back into their homes and communities, 38% of successful transitions made from July 1 to Dec. 21, 2011 were patients over age 65, according to a Mathematica Policy Research progress report on the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. Read more.


Virtual Visits Next Big Thing For Virginia Home Care
Home Health Care News
Sentara Home Care recipients in Virginia will gain access to 24/7, on-demand virtual health care consultations beginning in October, Sentara and its partnering company, MDLIVE announced last week. Read more.


As population ages, home health care grows
Dayton Daily News
Dayton home care companies are growing to meet the demands of an aging population that prefers to stay in their homes as long as possible, said local experts. Read more.


Hospitals Look to Home Care In Cutting Patient Readmissions
Home Health Care News
Medicare will begin penalizing 2,211 hospitals in October for having too many counts of patient readmissions, and some hospitals are looking to home health care as a solution to the readmission problem. Read more.


Riding the Wave of Home Health Technology
Billians Health Data
The next wave in healthcare is coming, and it has nothing to do with reimbursement, practice models or even new clinical strategies. Often referred to as “the Silver Tsunami,” it is the flood of Baby Boomers who require regular health services to manage their chronic conditions and maintain their independent lifestyles. Ten years ago, before the mainstream adoption of consumer-friendly technologies like smart phones, tablets and associated mobile apps, this demographic and their family caregivers most likely looked primarily to long-term care (LTC) facilities for assistance. Now that mobile health technology and new care protocols are evolving – and coming down in cost somewhat – the home health industry is beginning to play a greater part in keeping these older adults in their homes and out of often cost-prohibitive LTC facilities. Read more.


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