Category: Transitional Care

21 May

Identifying and Making In-Home Safety Modifications After Stroke

Surviving and going through recovery after a stroke is a physically and mentally challenging undertaking, and the only thing you long for is to get back to your typical life. Yet, considering that more than two-thirds of survivors commonly have some means of disability, as outlined by the National Stroke Association, in-home safety modifications after a […]

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17 Jan

It’s Not Denial: Dementia’s Anosognosia Explained

“I don’t have dementia. There’s nothing wrong with me!” If perhaps you’ve ever heard a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or perhaps a very similar sentiment, it’s possible you have supposed the person was just in denial and unwilling to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is, […]

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26 Aug

How the Best Hospitals in Dallas Are Working to Reduce Readmissions

Hospitals are being held to higher standards than ever before. Thanks to healthcare reform, today’s hospitals are under the gun to reduce their patient readmission rates or face some hefty Medicare fines. In an article posted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), entitled “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” we can see that hospitals […]

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19 Aug

In-Home Transitional Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions

The period between being discharged from the hospital and returning home is a challenging time for many patients. The 30-day period that follows a hospital discharge is when most patients, particularly those with chronic conditions such as diabetes or CHF or those who have recently undergone surgery are readmitted to the hospital due to complications […]

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09 Jun

Improve Your Patients’ Transitional Care with Heaven at Home

Patients move through the spectrum of care options continually, transferring from skilled nursing or rehab facilities to full service private pay home care and back again as care needs change. Providing patients with smooth transitions between care providers through better referrals allows for: Better patient outcomes Decreased hospitalizations

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