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“Against Medical Advice” Discharges Flummox Doctors, Patients And Families

Patients, Families & Healthcare Professional At Odds “AMA discharges” — patients who leave the ER or hospital “against medical advice” —  have long been a source of consternation in the hospital, the ER and with families who’s loved one is not able

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Nursing Home Quality vs. Lower Healthcare Costs

Quality And Cost Concerns Collide With Efforts To Lower Overall Healthcare Costs Burden Will Fall On Families With Elderly Parents The efforts to contain the health cost curve is really about controlling the cost of post-acute care.  Half of post-acute Medicare

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Posted in Elder Care, Healthcare Advocacy, Healthcare Legislation

Now Hear This: The Latest News on Hearing Aids

Almost two-thirds of Americans over age 70 have meaningful hearing loss, experts say, and I probably will be among them. I should do something about it. One reason I haven’t is the average price for hearing aids: roughly $2,500, often

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When Should Aging People Stop Driving?

75% of people with dementia still pass driving tests. But neurologists strongly recommend that people who have even mild dementia stop driving. Caregiver input and assessments are more reliable than patient ratings termed as “safe.” Caregiver concerns should prompt a

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Reasons Why We Don’t Recommend Trying A Prescription Medication New To The Market

There is a general consensus that the Food and Drug Administration is more responsive to the needs of pharmaceutical companies than to the citizens it is mandated to protect. The drug companies are asked to submit their own research, rather

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