Winter Advice for Elderly Caregivers in Michigan

Advice for Elderly Caregivers in the Rough Michigan Winter Ahead All the snow in Michigan over the past week reminds us that winter safety should be of top concern as we transition to the slippery, cold season. Here is a list of things you can do as an elderly caregiver to ensure that they stay safe and warm this year. Prevent Falls on Snow and Ice Don’t let seniors shovel themselves! It’s one of the leading causes of injury during the winter. Get out the good, rubber soled boots or shoes Add non-skid pads to regular shoes Put new treads on […]

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Medicare Savings with Primary Health Care at Home

Patients receiving primary health care at home help save Medicare money Patients who receive health care services at home had fewer visits to the ER, less hospitalizations and reduced length of stay at skilled nursing facilities according to a report published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. The report, also highlighted by MedStar Washington Hospital Center, found Medicare savings of 17% over 2 years for people whose primary medical care was provided at home. Comparing costs, care and survival of selected patients, they reported an average Medicare savings of $8,477 per patient over 2 years! The savings were based […]

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AARP: Advances in Medical Technology Allows More At-Home Aging

An AARP article outlines new medical technology for better aging at home. From vital sign sensors to GPS trackers, home health care is heading for the next level according to an article from March 2014 in the AARP Bulletin. They talk about new technology that can help you, or your parents, age at home more gracefully, and with greater independence and peace of mind. The article highlights a system called Lively, which has 6 sensors placed around the home to monitoring your parents’ health and safety remotely. Sensors can be placed on pillboxes, the bathroom door or a key chain […]

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