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Readmission Risk for Seniors: Lack of Education about Chronic-Illness Care

About 80 percent of seniors have a chronic illness, according to the CDC. Half have at least two. Yet many don’t fully understand their symptoms and what to do when they have a problem. I have dedicated over a month of time to discuss the Smooth Transition Care and the Personal Health Record, both of... Read more

Readmission Risk for Seniors: Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among seniors and the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admission for trauma, according to the Center for Disease Control and prevention.  A stay at an acute-care facility puts seniors particularly at risk for falls. When seniors are discharged home, they may be confused or weakened... Read more

Readmision Risk for Seniors: Missed Follow-Up Appointments

The past few weeks we have been discussing the high hospital readmission rates seniors face and what contributes to an increased risk of readmission. Preferred Care at Home created Smooth Transition Care and the Personal Health Record in an effort to partner with the senior and community in order to reduce readmission risk.  Smooth Transition... Read more

Quality Care Starts with Compassion

One of the reasons I love working in senior home care is the opportunity to spend time with seniors. I talk a lot about being an advocate for the elderly and providing quality care by exceeding seniors’ expectations. This week, I was reminded that quality care starts with compassion. On the way to meet Mrs.... Read more

Readmission Risk for Seniors: Poor Medication Management

One in five senior patients discharged from the hospital will be readmitted within the month. The readmission rates are so high that hospitals and rehabilitation centers are receiving medicare penalties based on their readmission rates. Studies identified four main causes of senior readmission: poor medication management, missed follow-up appointments, falls, and lack of education about... Read more

Personal Health Record Provides Peace of Mind

Seniors need a constant. In the blur of doctors’ appointments, medication adjustments, and care plans, seniors need a constant. Last week, I discussed our Smooth Transition Care that provides a transition coach so that seniors can have a constant. But, as we researched about the need for a constant, we also discovered something else. Seniors... Read more

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