Posts Categorized: In-Home Care

Avoiding Hospital Readmission: Follow Up With Your Primary Care Doctor

Your primary care doctor knows you and your medical history better than anyone else.  It’s important that you make time to you see your doctor as soon as possible once you’ve been discharged from the hospital.  Kaiser Southern California studied over 100,000 hospital readmissions and found that seniors were three times more likely to be… Read more »

Avoiding Hospital Readmission: Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy refers to the effects of taking multiple medications for coexisting health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.  Often this is a necessary part of healthcare as you age, but nearly 50% of older adults take medications that are not medically necessary.  This creates unnecessary healthcare costs as well as preventable hospitalization from dangerous medication interactions.  It is… Read more »

Easy home modifications can enable seniors to age in place comfortably

Eighty-seven percent of adults aged 65 years and older want to remain in their home as they age, according to AARP.1 It’s a natural inclination—most prefer the comforts of home over new or different environments. “We have attachments to our homes, neighborhoods, friends, families,” says Karen Smith, OT, CAPS, Approved Provider Program Manager Practice Associate… Read more »