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KNOWING YOUR MEDICARE OPTIONS

There are generally two options to access Medicare: 1) Original Medicare and 2) Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPD). There are, however, options within those options; knowledge of those options and the needs of each individual are critical to making an informed decision. Original Medicare Original Medicare consists of Part A (hospitalization) and Part B (doctors, some specialty ...
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Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order (OOH DNR) (Texas)

What is an OOH DNR? In Texas, the Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate program allows people to decide that they do not want to be resuscitated. The program allows people to declare that certain resuscitative measures will not be used on them. Per the state, those resuscitative measures specifically listed in the OOH DNR legislation are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), ...
Family Caregiver

What problems do FAMILY caregivers face when taking care of a loved one?

Family caregivers have arguably one of the toughest jobs, a job which often might turn out to be thankless. Majority of family caregivers do not receive any form of compensation for their services and have to put up with a lot of sacrifices in terms of their personal space, time and even livelihood. Here are ...
long term acute care

Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC)

What is LTAC? A long-term acute care facility is a specialty-care hospital, which is designed for patients with serious medical problems requiring intense, special treatment for an extended period of time usually 20 to 30 days. LTACs offer more individualized and resource-intensive care than a skilled nursing facility, nursing home or acute rehabilitation facility. Patients are typically ...
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Assisted Living Facility and Personal Home Care features and differences

When it comes to elderly care, Assisted Living and Personal Home Care are used interchangeably. While the primary motive and the basic tenets of the two services are the same, there are some crucial differences that set these two services apart. Depending on the individual requirement of an older adult, one can choose between either ...
Long Term Care

Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC)

What is LTC? LTC is an insurance that helps to cover the cost of long-term care beyond a predetermined period. It usually covers care for an individual what regular health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid do not cover. LTC takes effect when you are unable to perform the basic tasks of activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs ...
Check In Program

5 Meaningful Activities as a Family Caregiver for Loved Ones

As a family caregiver, it is imperative that you plan enough meaningful activities for the loved ones that you are responsible for. Without proper and enough activities, loved ones in care might not get enough exercise and might withdraw within themselves, which isn't good for their mental or physical health. Some of the activities that ...
Hospice Support Service

What is Hospice?

What is hospice service? Hospice is an alternative choice to traditional medicine whereby the focus of care is shifted from treating an illness or performing life-saving measures to keeping a patient as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Additionally, the care is not only for terminally ill patients but it is also extended to the family to ...
Independent living

Addiction & Aging- Signs & Safeguards

If I were to say addiction and senior citizens in the same sentence, you would naturally assume that I would say something like Local senior citizens took time out today to visit the local high school to educate kids on the dangers of addiction. When someone says addiction, nine times out of ten, the mental ...
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Home Health Care

What is Home Health Care? Home Health Care consists of a wide range of medical services that is given wherever you call home. The goal of care is treat an illness or injury. It is to help you recover from an illness, regain your strength and help you get back on your feet as soon as ...

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