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What To Do If Your Home Health Care Agency Ditches You

Craig Holly was determined to fight when the home health agency caring for his wife decided to cut off services Jan. 18.

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Home Health Care Is Suddenly Harder To Come By For Medicare Patients

The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn’t going to get any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November.

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Patients Want To Die At Home, But Hospice Care Can Strain Families

When it comes to where we die, the U.S. has reached a tipping point. Home is now the most common place of death, according to new research, and a majority of Medicare patients are turning to hospice services to help make that possible.

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Family Caregivers Rarely Asked About Support Needs

Nearly 20 million Americans are unpaid, usually in-family caregivers for adults over 64.

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Susan Saran wears a chain bearing instructions that she not be resuscitated.

With Dementia Diagnosis, She Documented Her Wishes: They Said No

When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head.

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Nursing Home Compare Website: Significant Underreporting In Safety Data Found

The number of falls that lead to injury are a critical category of concern for nursing home residents, however, the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety related to falls may be highly inaccurate.

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