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Laughing May Have a Positive Impact on Recovery for Seniors and Others

By Tracy Clark | Jan 11, 2018

Doesn’t laughing feel good? Of course it does. Laughter is often considered the ‘best medicine.’ There’s something about laughter that is not just infectious, but also provides us a boost in our emotional state of mind. Studies have shown that laughter can actually inspire the release of certain chemicals in the brain that are associated…

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3 Ways to Prepare the Home for Dad’s Return from the Hospital

By Susan Di Michele | Jan 4, 2018

No matter how long he’s spent in the hospital, your father is getting set for discharge. Things have improved to the point where doctors feel he would be better served at home, focusing on his recovery. What many families don’t think about are readmission rates. A hospital readmission would be any time your father, in…

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How Can You Even Help an Aging Senior Who Refuses It?

By Christy Swadkins | Dec 29, 2017

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Las Vegas NV:“What’s the point of them refusing help?” This might be something you’ve been thinking lately about your mother or father. You know they’re not safe.

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Pets Can Be a Benefit -or a Liability- for Seniors Returning Home from the Hospital

By Walter L. Black, MBA, CSA | Dec 14, 2017

Reduce Hospital Readmissions Bartlett TN-Michael ended up back in the hospital and realized that a pet could be a great asset, but there were also liabilities for those who are trying to recover after a hospitalization.

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What Should People Know About How COPD Could Affect Recovery for Seniors?

By Denise Moser | Nov 30, 2017

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Omaha NE: COPD is a serious lung condition and it can affect many aspects of a senior’s life. If they have been hospitalized for another reason, when they’re on the road to recovery, dealing with COPD can complicate the process.

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Sleep Is an Integral Component of Recovery for Seniors

By Kyle Laramie | Nov 28, 2017

The average adult should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep every night in order to stay healthy. There are plenty of individuals who assume they can get by just fine on four or five hours of sleep, or even less, when necessary. Many parents of infants and toddlers go through sleep deprivation…

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The New Challenge for the Senior in Your Life After a Hospital Stay: Incontinence

By Andy Niska | Nov 24, 2017

Spending any time in the hospital can be difficult for people of all ages. For the elderly, some may grow a bit accustomed to the idea of spending time in a hospital bed. They might have had surgery recently, could have dealt with a bout of pneumonia, or may have slipped and fallen and been…

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When a Caregiver Is Balancing Many Things, It Can Increase the Risk of Readmissions for the Senior

By William Butler | Sep 29, 2017

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Terrell TX: Most people would have a tendency to assume that if the senior’s recovery is not going according to plan, it’s the elderly person’s fault.

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Recovery Is the Result of an Active Decision to Work at It

By Greg Banks | Sep 27, 2017

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Galloway NJ: How great are the chances an elderly person is going to recover following a hospitalization? That depends on many, many factors. One of the most significant is their determination to get back to life as they knew it before this medical emergency that resulted in a hospitalization.

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Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

By Lynn at Interim | Sep 27, 2017

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: Depression affects millions of people all across the country every single year. Sometimes it can be diagnosed as clinical depression, and only a trained medical professional should be diagnosing any type of severe depression. For some seniors, though, even mild depression can affect their ability to recover from a medical emergency or ailment and, subsequently, increase the risk of a readmission.

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