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Ways Seniors Can Get in Better Physical Shape Through Exercise

By Greg Banks | Jul 23, 2018

In his youth, John was once a physically active individual. He played sports, kept up with his weight training, exercised regularly, and had a pretty good diet. As he got older, though, things changed, as they do so often for many of us. A change in diet, even subtly so, lays the groundwork for more changes in the future. Before he realized it, he was considered a ‘senior’ and his physical conditioning was, as he would estimate, atrocious. When he was hospitalized, he knew recovery was going to take longer than it should have, mostly because he had given up on regular exercises.

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Four Signs an Aging Family Member Is Actually at Risk of a Readmission to the Hospital

By Susan Di Michele | Jul 9, 2018

It’s not always easy to see, but sometimes there are signs indicating a person we care about is at risk of being injured, dealing with a serious health emergency, or some other situation. When an aging parent or even a grandparent has been hospitalized, they will hopefully be discharged. When that happens, the recovery process…

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Yes, There Are Reasons People Don’t Ask for Help, but It Could Slow Recovery

By Tracy Clark | Jun 26, 2018

Every person in the world is different. While we may share common attributes with one another, rarely do we ever find somebody who has the same interests, the same outlook, the same beliefs, the same hope, the same fears, and so on as ourselves. When somebody is in the hospital, they may be facing a…

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Some Valuable Lessons a Family Might Learn After a Readmission

By Walter L. Black, MBA, CSA | Jun 14, 2018

Reduce Hospital Readmissions Covington TN-When an aging or disabled or injured family member is readmitted within 30 days of their discharge (or even 60 or 90 days afterward), some of these family support networks begin learning crucial lessons they wish they had known before.

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Three Things That Can Happen If a Senior Doesn’t Rest Properly Following Pneumonia

By Christy Swadkins | May 31, 2018

Pneumonia care at home can be challenging for people of all ages. Pneumonia is a life-threatening situation for everyone, but it is especially dangerous for infants and seniors.

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Three Ideas That Could Help an Aging Senior Sleep Better at Night

By Andy Niska | May 29, 2018

It’s certainly not easy to get through the day when you don’t have a good night’s rest. For an aging senior who was recently discharged from the hospital to go home and recover, they might be expected to exercise, change their diet, take certain medications, and do other things to improve chances of recovery. If…

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Home Care Might Only Be Needed for a Few Weeks Following a Hospital Stay

By Lynn at Interim | Apr 27, 2018

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: When George was hospitalized, he wasn’t quite sure what was going on. The last thing he remembered before losing consciousness was the incredible tightness in his chest and arm. He called out for help, and while his voice seemed to be so weak and raspy, as though it never actually left his lips, his wife did hear something, then she heard the crash. The heart attack came on suddenly, but fortunately help arrived almost as quickly.

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Depression May Affect Recovery and Hospital Readmissions

By Greg Banks | Feb 14, 2018

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Galloway NJ: When was the last time you experienced depression? Just about everyone will be able to recognize what certain depressive symptoms can feel like. This doesn’t mean every single person in the United States has dealt with clinical depression because that is something else, but depressive symptoms or mild depression can be caused by stress, anxiety, changes in a relationship, the loss of a job, and much more.

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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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