April #HomeHealthChat: Home Health’s Role in Caring for People with Alzheimers and Dementia

The April #HomeHealthChat was co-hosted by the LEAD Coalition (@LEAD_Coalition).

The #HomeHealthChat focused on home health’s role in caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alliance hosts a home health-focused Twitter chat on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 pm ET. Be sure to check here for updates on topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact the Alliance’s Director, Policy Communications & Research Jen Schiller here.

Below are some of the highlights from the chat:

Home Health News Roundup: Week of July 14 – 20

Care Transitions Program Shows Home Health Care “Highly Effective” in Reducing Rehospitalizations

Home Healthcare News

A collaborative effort among hospitals, home health agencies, and a Medicaid-managed care program in upper New York has been successful in reducing hospital readmissions, according to a new report. Read more


Home Health Care Goes High-Tech

The Asbury Park Press

New technology is making it possible for more care to be administered from home. Read more


Home-Based Care Teams Offer Help for Patients With Dementia

U.S. News Health

New research suggests coordinated home healthcare efforts for patients with dementia can improve quality of life and delay the need for nursing home care. Read more


Home Monitoring Device Market Surge to Keep Seniors at Home 

Home Healthcare News

The market for in-home health monitoring services is expected to grow from fewer than 3 million to more than 36 million units over the next five years, according to forecasts from ABI Research. Read more


Hospitals’ readmission rates still too high, government says

The Washington Post

Despite government efforts and the threat of financial penalties, hospitals are making little headway in reducing the frequency at which patients are readmitted. Read more


HHS: Health law project will cut state costs in major programs

The Hill’s Healthwatch

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says a new project under the Affordable Care Act will improve care and cut spending in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Read more