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Cutting Down on Unnecessary Hospitalizations

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 31, 2017
It is well known that healthcare costs in this country are skyrocketing. A contributor to this problem unnecessary hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are working to study this problem.
Cutting Down on Unnecessary Hospitalizations

Important Questions to Determine if Your Parent is Safe at Home Alone

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: July 24, 2017
If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, your loved one may be unsafe alone at home.
Important Questions to Determine if Your Parent is Safe at Home Alone

Reducing the Risk of Falls by Improving Vision, Strength and Balance

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Every 18 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency department for a fall. Even beloved pets, which help improve quality of life, can trip up a senior. The following 10 suggestions reduce the risk of falls by improving vision, strength and balance.
Reducing the Risk of Falls by Improving Vision, Strength and Balance

Is International Travel Safe for My 80-Year Old Mom

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Whether in the United States or abroad, seniors will be among the crowds traveling during the summer months. Medical clearances and travel with friends are among factors to be considered for the elderly.
Is International Travel Safe for My 80-Year Old Mom

Discovered Alzheimer's Gene Could Help with Early Treatment

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: October 1, 2015
Exciting news has been shared recently for Alzheimer's research. King's College, London scientists have announced the discovery of a, "Alzheimer's" gene. This opens up the possibilities for early detection and treatment!
Discovered Alzheimer's Gene Could Help with Early Treatment

Should Home-Care Workers Be Paid More?

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 24, 2015
Home health workers have the job of taking care of our most vulnerable. The sad fact is that many struggle making ends meet due to low wages. The Labor Department's may be able to extend wage and overtime rules to this neglected sector soon.
Should Home-Care Workers Be Paid More?

Caregivers in Crisis- Caring for Those Who Care

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 17, 2015
Many caregivers across the Nation are unpaid, having to have sacrificed their own careers to take care of their loved ones. Without them, the healthcare system would be overloaded. What is being done to bring attention to their burden?
Caregivers in Crisis- Caring for Those Who Care

Legislators Shining a Light on High Drug Prices

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 10, 2015
Illnesses can be catastrophic to even the financially secure. Part of the problem are astronomical prescription drug prices. Legislators are finally trying to get to the root of the problem.
Legislators Shining a Light on High Drug Prices

3 Tips to Get What You Need From Medicare

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: September 3, 2015
Signing up for Medicare can be a confusing process. Learn how to make sure to make the right selections to get the level of care necessary.
3 Tips to Get What You Need From Medicare

Feds Propose Improving Care for Long-Term Care Residents

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: August 27, 2015
Long overdue improvements may be coming to the Medicare and Medicaid program for Long-Term Care facility regulation. The first update in over 20 years has been proposed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Feds Propose Improving Care for Long-Term Care Residents