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More Dangerous in or out of Hospital?

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Last year, Forbes published an article that those of us in elder care and home care already understood very well. The article, by Robert J. Szczerba (@RJSzczerba), talks about the fact that coming home from the hospital can be a … Continue reading

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Families and Caregiving

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I have written a number of articles about family caregivers and families that sacrifice to ensure mom or dad gets the care they need to safely age in place, at home. I have not written much about family dynamics, but … Continue reading

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They’ve Almost Got It Right


In late May, 2014, Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR) and Republican Congressman Tom Petri (WI) introduced a Bill called the Medicare Transitional Care Act of 201 (HR 4762). The summary of the bill, on congress.gov, reads: Medicare Transitional Care Act … Continue reading

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Care Transitions Critical


There has been a lot written about transitions of care / care transitions in the last few years.  There are even organizations that have come into being centered around this topic.  What is the concept and why is it so … Continue reading

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Univita Health – Another Leader

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Yesterday I talked about a leader in health care, Sutter Care at Home, an organization in northern California that provides both home health and hospice care.  Working alongside them, providing non-clinical home care, Support For Home Health Care has developed … Continue reading

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Measuring a Caregiver Organization’s Health

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At Support For Home Health Care, where we provide a variety of services, including dementia care, home care, Geriatric Care Management and others, we believe strongly in being transparent in how we operate.  When folks ask what we pay our … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Relationships


At Support For Home, we work with a lot of home care clients and their families, including many family caregivers.  Family caregivers are incredible people, in general.  Their commitment to the person for whom they are providing care is amazing. … Continue reading