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Feeling Anxious


It’s almost time for bed as I type this, and tomorrow I go back to work.  I haven’t worked since my 40th week of pregnancy.   528 more words


The Reluctant Caregiver: Picking Your Parent’s Nursing Home

Many years ago, I bought my mom a gag gift.  It was a crafty sign that hangs on the wall that reads, “Be Kind to Your Children, they Pick Your Nursing Home.” 867 more words


Patient Function and Readmissions- Looking at the whole picture

My wife and I often joke I should carry around a small card to hand to people when they ask what kind of doctor I am.   623 more words

Healthcare Policy

Cost of Long Term Care by State

Expected percent increases are from 1% to 4% over a five year period, starting in 2015, depending on the type of service. Adult day care currently costs on average $17,904 annually. 38 more words

Social Welfare

Bundled Payments' Disruptive Effects Detailed


Mandatory bundled payments for hip and knee surgeries would shutter one in four skilled nursing facilities and trigger “demand destruction in areas such as diagnostic testing, hospital stays, and avoidable readmissions,” says a former CMS official.

The Differences Between Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

When a loved one starts having difficulty performing everyday tasks such as getting dressed and running errands, experiences accidents such as slips and falls, or has a chronic condition such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, it could be time to consider a senior living community for him or her. 367 more words

Hospice Care and Nursing Facility Relationships

Hospice Care and Nursing Facility Relationships
By Victor Montour

End of life care is critically important in the skilled nursing facility. A good hospice partner should play an important role in quality end of life care. 418 more words