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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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Nurses Take Step Forward!

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An article at HealthITAnalytics.com takes a big step in the right direction, concerning making Electronic Health Records (EHR) more valuable in the provision of health care. The American Academy of Nursing issued a policy statement that EHR “are incomplete and … Continue reading

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There Is More Than One “Conversation”

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Bonnie D. Kupperman, Executive Editor of My Senior Portal, recently published an article called, “The Conversation.” The topic of that conversation is to determine the end of life wishes of parents and other elder loved ones. It is a very … 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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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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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

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Kiplinger: “Managing Stress a Must for Caregivers”


Most of you are familiar with Kiplinger as a major financial and business advisor service / Web site. I was interested in an article on a very different topic, that illustrates just what how much our society is needing to … Continue reading