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What is the Difference Between Home Health and Hospice?

When it comes to caring for aging friends or family members, it is important to understand the different types of care and provider options available. While many health conditions require the services and resources offered…
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What Do ADLS and IADLS Mean?

When you or an aging loved one are in need of medical care, there are a lot of terms that are frequently used by providers that may not be fully understood by those receiving care. Two acronyms that may be important to understand as we age are ADLs and IADLs. 
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Think of Nurses First When it Comes to Home Health Care

Nurses Are in a Prime Position to Have a Greater Impact on Patients as Care Enters the Home. The importance of having the skilled oversight of a nurse in home healthcare is hard to understate…
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4 Ways the Right Home Health Partner Keeps Patients Out of the Hospital

Post-discharge care by a home health partner can prevent a rehospitalization Hospital readmission rates have been in the spotlight due to the high cost of avoidable, often duplicative care. In particular, Medicare patients have a…
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3 Tips for Finding the Right Home Health Referral Partner

Establishing a trusted referral partnership can be challenging. When it comes to finding the right home health partner, what should providers look for? As healthcare moves more towards managed care and value-based models, referrals are…
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3 Tactics to Improve Population Health in Home Care

Why the future of home care must focus on population health Across the healthcare industry, leaders are tirelessly thinking about how to solve “gaps” in care—access, staffing, technology, prescriptions—while navigating regulatory policies that can hinder…
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Hospice Case Study: Cardiac Disease

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Hospice CareDiagnosis: End-Stage Cardiac Disease Description A veteran patient in their mid-90s joined Constellation’s hospice care upon disease progression. The patient’s primary diagnosis was an end-stage…
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Home Health Case Study: COPD

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home HealthDiagnosis: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) State: MA/NH/ME Only Description A patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) was found in respiratory distress during two…
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Home Health Case Study: Septic Pneumonia

Complete Care: A Comprehensive Home Health Solution Profile Service: Home HealthDiagnosis: Septic Pneumonia Description The wife of a 72-year-old male called Constellation to request hospice services on behalf of her husband. The patient wanted to…
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