Most patients understand the process when you have an injury or illness. First, you see a doctor or visit the hospital. Next, you receive a diagnosis and treatment. Finally, you are released and able to go. But what happens if you still require additional treatment, medications or rehab? This is where post-acute care comes in.… Read More »

Dying is a taboo subject in American culture. It’s something that most people don’t want to think about, let alone discuss with their loved ones. Yet this important life transition is on the minds of many elderly and terminally ill patients. It’s natural to experience fear, grief and worry in the final stages of life.… Read More »

Some patients find that the most difficult part of making end-of-life choices is informing family and close friends. Loved ones may be in denial about your illness or completely focused on aggressive treatment options. Some may even refuse to discuss the possibility of hospice care. Understand that this is just part of their grieving process.… Read More »

Millions of Americans require some form of home care. Some engage home health care services with the help of Medicaid or personal insurance coverage. Others rely on friends and relatives to act as daily caregivers. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly 40 million Americans provide unpaid… Read More »