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Finding the Right ALF

When we were growing up, our parents took care of us. As they age, the responsibility is passed to us to help take care of them. For a while you may have taken care of your parents in your own home. Sometimes, though, this becomes impossible because the child doesn’t have the time any longer, […]
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Stay Social, Stay Healthy

Studies today are proving more and more that social interaction is integral to seniors’ health and wellbeing. As we age, though, it’s difficult to keep up the same social connections we had when we were younger. If we’re not headed into an office every day or even if we aren’t going out running errands, then […]
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Keeping Your Aging Parent at Home

Most caregivers want to keep their aging loved ones at home for as long as possible. Often, you’ll hear the child of a senior say something like, “I promised Mom I’d never leave her in a home.” As long as the situation at home is safe and you are prepared for it, there is no […]
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What to Expect with Palliative Care

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, long-term or terminal illness, then palliative care may be recommended to you by your doctor. Palliative care is the branch of medicine which seeks to make your life – and the lives of those who are caring for you – the highest-quality it can be.  You do not […]
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Help Your Aging Loved Ones Cope Without Driving

One of the hardest – and likely scariest – parts of aging is that eventually we may not be able to drive any longer. Maybe it’s because of vision loss or an illness. Either way, it’s not just the fact that we can no longer bring ourselves to doctor appointments or to buy groceries, but […]
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Prevent Isolation in Your Aging Loved Ones

As our loved ones age, we like to think we know what they need. There will be a home with simple accommodations to care for, basic healthcare, possible home healthcare, and eventually palliative care. Leading up to that time, though, our loved ones need the best quality life possible for as long as possible. Part […]
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Medicare Advantage Will Allow In-home Care as Supplemental Benefit in 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that non-skilled, in-home care services will be allowed as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. This is the first time that CMS has allowed supplemental benefits which include daily maintenance for recipients of Medicare Advantage. “CMS is expanding the definition of […]
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How to Receive Home Health Care

Home care referrals can be made directly from your Doctor’s office, a hospital discharge planner, a rehabilitation center or a skilled nursing facility.  Moorings Park Home Health provides an easy transition for you from a hospital or nursing facility to your home. THE ADMISSION PROCESS: • Your Doctor or you notify Moorings Park Home Health […]
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More Opting for Home Health Versus Skilled Nursing Facilities

A decreased number of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) recipients are being referred by hospitals to nursing facilities and, in turn, there has been an increase in those being referred for home health services instead. With that said, this modification in hospital referral trends is not across the board in all areas of the United States. Washington, […]
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Person-Centered Care (PDC) for Seniors

The Person Directed Care, or PDC, philosophy honors the wonder of the human spirit. This Philosophy transforms the priorities of health care from accomplishing task to instead focusing on meeting the needs and satisfying the desire of the client or patient. The key components include; treating each client as an individual, valuing and empowering them, […]
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