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A Controversial Topic- End of Life Cost of Care Reduced in Hospice

End of life treatment and care is a sensitive, although necessary, topic for most. While no one wants to see a loved one having to check into hospice, the truth of the matter is that there are many reasons for doing so. 83 more words

Healthcare Economics

The number of patient-centered medical homes recognized by the National Commission on quality Assurance is rising

Patient-centered medical homes are a significant innovation supported by the PPACA. The opening of the 8,000th patient-centered medical home recognized by the National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA) is an indicator of the program’s nationwide acceptance and success.

Healthcare Reform

CALA News & Views Fall 2014: Evolving Long-term Services and Supports

The long-term services and supports (LTSS) system embodies an inherent duality—it is both public and intensely personal.

There is nothing more intimate than receiving health-related and personal care services; at the same time, long-term care decisions—who receives care and in what setting—are interwoven with national and state policy.  62 more words

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Couple Comes Out Of Retirement To Open Assisted, Independent & Memory Care Facility

Having dealt previously with health and living situations regarding family, Jim & Jackie Winkel decided to re-evaluate their retirement years and provide assisted, independent & memory care living options… 95 more words

Being a Caregiver Can Teach You Valuable Life Lessons

Whether we are caring for an aging parent, child or ailing spouse many of the challenges of caregiving are the same.  I would like to share one caregivers story.  872 more words

The Educated Caregiver

Difficult Conversations: Are your elderly parents resistant, reluctant or ready?

In our attempts to have difficult conversations about the future with our elderly parents, we might encounter one of three reactions.  These reactions will shed some light on their ‘readiness’ for those conversations. 55 more words

The Educated Caregiver

The Eye of the Storm

Celebrate!  My siblings, Mom, Dad and I have come through the front wall of the storm and have arrived safely to the tranquility of the eye!  841 more words

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