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FAQs about hospice, home care answered

With increased attention being focused on ways to decrease health care costs and provide care in the most cost effective ways possible, patients and their families may have many questions about health care and home care in particular. The theme for National Home Care and Hospice Month for 2014 is “Home is the Center of Home Care”, and for good reason. Studies show that home care can be very cost effective and can decrease costly admissions and readmissions to a hospital. Sometimes families and caregivers need support to help an elderly loved one remain in the home. Some individuals need help with bathing, light house work or meal preparation. Some patients who are discharged after a hospital stay need the skilled support of a nurse or therapist to recover. Patients also may have difficulty managing their medications or understanding how to monitor blood sugars or provide wound care. Other families may be concerned about the deteriorating status of a patient, and what types of support can be provided to allow the patient to stay at home until the end of life. Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice offers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about home care. Read more…

Source: http://www.elkvalleytimes.com –  November 25, 2013

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