Category Archives: healthcare costs

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Getting Better Takes Commitment

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The title of this post can mean a lot of things. If we are ill, we have to commit to getting better, being compliant with medications and clinicians guidance, making the effort. If we are golfers, it means beating balls, … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act and Home Care

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Each year, Support For Home In-Home Care participates in the Private Duty Benchmarking Study, conducted by Home Care Pulse. These studies cover a wide range of topics and are quite valuable to home care agencies – and to the clients … Continue reading

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Nursing “Homes”: Gets Me Every Time

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An Alzheimer’s blog recently posted an article called “5 Things to Remember when Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home“.  The five things are access to the following services: Beautician Podiatrist Eye Glasses Hearing Aids Dental Services All of … Continue reading

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And You Expected Mother Teresa?


On AgingCare.com recently, a woman posted a cry for help, titled “How to get rid of our caregiver?” I have pasted it below, with a very large dose of [sic]: Mom is 93. I live with her and the male … Continue reading

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We Told Them So

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I have written a number of articles over the last couple of years concerning the cost of home care in California increasing dramatically as the Legislature passes new laws governing wage and hour issues for caregivers, including: Overtime Exemption for … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Medicaid and Transferring Assets


As a state coordinator for California, I am proud that Support For Home In-Home Care is a member of the Elder Care Matters initiative. The ethics of its members and the advice offered there is pretty darned solid. That continues … Continue reading

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Healthcare Communications (Or Not)

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Barton Associates just published an excellent infographic on the issue of communication between clinicians and patients. The data presented is, frankly, appalling: A few details: Only 20% of the content exchanged between the patient and the clinician is retained after … Continue reading