Researchers identify massive shortfall, especially in rural areas There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it “remarkable.” “Most homebound seniors have not received medical […]Continue Reading ...
Vizient, the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country and its subsidiary Provista, a leading supply chain partner for non-acute health care delivery organizations, urge CMS to reconsider its approach to the Medicare home infusion therapy benefit to recognize the full array of services needed for home infusion therapy services. Yesterday afternoon […]Continue Reading ...
Blood pressure readings of 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher taken at home can be used to diagnose hypertension in white, black and Hispanic U.S. adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “Until now, recommendations for diagnosing high blood pressure with measurements done at home were primarily from […]Continue Reading ...
As Election Day draws near, a ballot initiative in Maine to provide universal home care is shining a spotlight on the inadequacies of the nation’s long-term care system. The essential problem: Although most older adults want to live at home when their health starts to decline or they become frail, programs that help them do […]Continue Reading ...
New research from University of Sydney has found home-based video-game exercises can reduce chronic low back pain in older people by 27 percent, which is comparable to benefits gained under programs supervised by a physiotherapist. Published today in Physical Therapy journal, this first-of-its-kind study investigated the effectiveness of self-managed home-based video game exercises in people […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City has found that patients with low-risk blood clots may be better off receiving treatment at home versus being admitted to the hospital. For the study, published in the journal CHEST, researchers tracked 200 patients who were treated for acute pulmonary […]Continue Reading ...
Infants born at home have more diverse bacteria in their guts and feces, which may affect their developing immunity and metabolism, according to a study in Scientific Reports. Understanding why babies born at home have more diverse microbiota for at least a month after birth, compared with those born in a hospital, could help prevent […]Continue Reading ...
A team of physical therapy researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have had knee replacement surgery. The study analyzes Medicare home health care claims for patients treated with total knee arthroplasty in […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Prevent Mold Growth at Home — Mold can thrive in places from logs and fallen trees to bathrooms and kitchens, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says. It notes there are about 1,000 species of mold. Here are the group’s suggestions for limiting mold growth at home: […]Continue Reading ...
At a nursing home, skilled staff and health care providers offer around-the-clock care. Nursing homes can provide a number of different services: Routine medical care 24-hour supervision Nursing care Doctor visits Help with everyday activities, such as bathing and grooming Physical, occupational, and speech therapy All meals Nursing homes provide both short-term and long-term care, […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Antipsychotic therapy prescribed to nursing home residents is mostly initiated in nursing homes rather than hospitals or outpatient settings, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Yan Zhang, from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and colleagues used a linked dataset of Chronic Condition […]Continue Reading ...
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