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Category: Caregiving

Health News Round-Up: New Medicaid Rule Emphasizes Home Health Care

Proposed Medicaid Rule Highlights the Importance of Community-Based Care In May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new proposed rule governing Medicaid regulations for managed care. The last time these regulations were updated was in 2002, and the…

To Have and to Hold On: Caregiver’s Memoir of Keeping Husband at Home

Book of the Month: June 2015 The majority of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but honoring this request can be difficult. Some progressive diseases require extraordinary amounts of hands-on care, which may grow to be more than a…

It’s Worth the Effort: Recognize and Manage Caregiver Stress

Stress Awareness Month Because taking on a caregiver role requires putting someone else’s needs before your own, it’s that much harder to recognize the magnitude of your own stress. What’s more, because these responsibilities can grow slowly over time, caregiver stress can…

Should Your Elderly Parent Move In With You?

If your parent or loved one is aging in place, he or she may need help: perhaps one or two requests at first, but over time, your role as a caregiver can grow. The Family Caregiver Alliance reports that 43.5 million American…

Part Guide, Part Workbook, Part Index — A ‘Complete’ Caregiver Aid

Book of the Month: April 2015 Becoming a caregiver doesn’t have an application process. Often, there’s not even a waiting period. Rather, if a loved one is in need, then you’ll do whatever it takes to help. It may be the natural…

Health News Round-Up: Practical Advice from a Medical Social Worker

Practical Tips from a Medical Social Worker The challenge of declining health or a new diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. As health monitoring and maintenance take the forefront, emotions may run high, and fatigue can set in….

Forming a Caregiver-Clinician Partnership to Address Dementia Concerns

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue In a Residential Home Health care team, the ‘team’ aspect is essential. A patient’s nurses and therapists coordinate and share information in order to deliver exceptional, thorough care. Other important partners in a patient’s care are…

Caregiver’s Tragicomic Memoir Taps Into Familiar Feelings

Book of the Month: January 2015 A new year is approaching, which means it’s time for new routines and regimens in the name of personal betterment. Here at Residential Home Health, our resolution is to spend the year ahead self-improving — and…

Health News Round-Up: Conference Targets Widespread Caregiving Strains

White House Conference Echoes Caregiving Needs and Challenges The White House Conference on Aging, held once per decade since the 1960s, took place on July 13. A chief focus of this decade’s conference was meeting elders’ caregiving needs, featuring thought leaders such…

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