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How observation versus admission affect Medicare patients

By Micha Shalev Hospitals have the ability to classify Medicare patients as an observation admission during the patients’ stay. Observation admissions are apparently paid at...

Preserving dignity and quality of life for the Alzheimer’s sufferer

By Micha Shalev The concept of dignity is subjective and may have different meanings for each person. It is beneficial to have an understanding of...

HIPAA: Questions and answers for family caregivers

By Micha Shalev Suppose your mother is a patient in the hospital or emergency room. You are her family caregiver and when you ask about...

Dementia sufferers: Wandering and sundowning

By Micha Shalev Wandering may be a response to restlessness, agitation, fear, boredom or physical discomfort. It may be a continued expression of a life-long...

Common types of dementia and their unique characteristics

By Micha Shalev Dementia is caused by various diseases and conditions that result in damaged brain cells or connections between brain cells. When making a...

When a loved-one needs special care in a facility setting

By Micha Shalev An Alzheimer’s sufferer residing in a facility will likely depend on personnel to provide personal assistance. He or she may be able...

How an Alzheimer’s support group can help caregivers

By Micha Shalev Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease impacts every aspect of daily life. As Alzheimer’s patients lose one ability after another, caregivers face...

Preparing in advance will help you weather any storm

By Marianne Delorey. Those who live in a senior complex should prepare their home for the winter. Management companies often differ in terms of services...

Practical guide for caregivers helps avoid medication errors

By Micha Shalev During an episode of illness, older patients may receive care in multiple settings, putting them at risk for fragmented care and poorly-executed...

Buying tips for walk-in tubs

By Dan Martin Most people have never seen, let alone experienced, a walk-in tub. To make an informed buying decision, there are things to consider. First, what...