Tag Archives : Home Health Care

The Case for Home Health Care

By GEORGE TALER, MD While Congress is debating health reform and struggling to accomplish the apparently competing goals of reducing costs while improving quality, I am part of a program that does both. As co-director of the Washington Hospital Center’s Medical House Call Program, I visit the sickest, frailest Medicare patients who consume a wildly […]

Becoming ‘parent of your parent’ an emotionally wrenching process

By Mindy Fetterman, USA TODAY First you get phone calls that seem kind of strange. Mom is quitting her bridge club because “they think I’m stealing from them.” A week later, she mentions an old boyfriend from the war who’s coming to take her to dinner. You think, OK, it could be true. Then the […]

Altered Walking May Be First Sign of Dementia

Once considered a normal aspect of the aging process, three recent studies have concluded that a slow or irregular gait could be an early sign of dementia. Data was compiled from 4,000 participants, measuring their pace, rhythm and size of step. The results, presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver, indicate that each […]

Safety Tips for Seniors

Home safety tips for seniors include hot weather precautions. Caregivers and eldercare in summer means getting out and doing more. Emergency preparedness for hot weather includes prevention. Summer time is also a time to be aware of your aging loved one and those with chronic illnesses. They are at an increased risk for heat related […]

Making the Move to Home Health Care

Many people in the nursing profession first went to work as nurses because of the opportunity to help people. It is no secret that the job is fast paced and demanding. Some nurses have found that changing their career paths to home health care affords them the ability to step out of the fast lane […]