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Nursing Home Industry Ready to Battle Over Medicare Funding

Nursing homes are getting ready to fight for Medicare funding, in case reimbursement cuts are introduced by lawmakers. It is possible for Medicare funding changes to take place in the future, leaving many such facilities with significantly decreased financial resources, The Hill reports. According to a June 2013 report, Obamacare is expected to reduce the part A Medicare funding for nursing homes... ❯❯❯

Addressing Nurse to Patient Ratios in America

Hospital productivity rates are determined by the hospital’s nurse to patient ratio. If a hospital has a high number of nurses on duty at any given time, patients have a better chance of receiving individual attention. The hospital can also see more patients because they have a large number of staff members that can tend to the patients faster. However, there is a difference of opinion with... ❯❯❯

What does the bedroom tax mean for the disabled or elderly

For many of those who try to survive on state benefits, the failure of recent High Court Appeal to urge the government to change their stance on the bedroom tax and the rights of the vulnerable will mean a huge change in their lifestyle. Economy Campaigners had argued that the hated bedroom tax should not apply to the disabled, as the needs of this group of people should exempt them from the new... ❯❯❯

Too Many Patients, Not Enough Staff: The Poor State of Hospitals

When we are poorly, need medical help, have to have a procedure or are taken ill unexpectedly, the hospital is the place where we seek solace and the best care until we are back to full health. Hospitals are designed to care for us when we are at our most vulnerable and provide us with the upmost medical care. The staff and hospitals have a responsibility to ensure our medical needs are fulfilled... ❯❯❯

Injured or Hurt as a Result of an Accident: What to do Next

Having an accident at work can be far more serious than you think. Instead of putting you out of commission for a few weeks or a month, your injury could cause long-term damage that will ultimately affect your ability to earn a living. When you are injured at work, there are certain steps you must take immediately afterwards, for two reasons. Firstly, it’s important that others learn from... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide workers offer services to a variety of individuals who need extra assistance. Whether you are recovering from a surgery, have a limiting disability, or need care for a chronic illness, a Home Health Aide may offer an invaluable service to you. Depending on your needs, Home Health Aides are available to help you with day-to-day household support from skilled nursing care to help... ❯❯❯

Driving Tips for Older Drivers

Older drivers are often experienced road users who see their cars as central to their lives. They may have relied on them to get to and from work, to do the weekly shop, and to ferry their children to activities. Later, they may have relied on being able to drive to visit friends and family who have moved away, or to stay involved in the community and attend other events after retirement. Despite... ❯❯❯

Why Care Homes Are Under Increased Scrutiny and What You Can Do About It

Where do we begin? The UK is struggling with a scandal that most average individuals will not understand. Their beloved NHS has been accused of ignoring reports of elder care abuse and issuing gag orders against whistleblowers that prohibit publication of negative opinions on the NHS, its staff, or the scandal. A recent report on Wintercare View care home[1] is just one example of care home abuse,... ❯❯❯

Legal Steps Necessary To Overcome Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence

Nursing homes will continue to play an increasingly important role for future generations. With the elderly population on the rise, the need for nursing homes will only grow. Therefore, rectifying issues of abuse and negligence is imperative to achieve quality care. How Do We Overcome Abuse & Negligence? …….Start With Legal Action: There is no better deterrent to abuse and... ❯❯❯

How to Care for An Elderly Person With Dementia

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are the most widespread and prolific diseases among our older generations. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease – entire memories wiped out and it leaves loved ones unable to care for themselves. In addition, dementia is the sixth leading cause of death and there are millions of people struggling with these diseases. Moreover, scientists... ❯❯❯