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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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Aging and Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as a pain that persists for several months and sometimes years, sending signals to the nervous system that the body is in distress or great anguish. A wide range of health conditions such as arthritis, back sprain, migraine and peripheral neuropathy can cause chronic pain. The National Institutes of Health estimated […]
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The Importance of Cancer Awareness

Things such as a lump or a mole could be an early warning sign of cancer for millions of people around the world. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death across the world and World Health Organization reports that cancer killed 8.8 million people globally in 2015. Since 2000, February 4 has been known as […]
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Long-Distance Caregiving

There are many details involved when caregiving from afar. A person may want to help an aging loved one as much as possible, but distance makes things difficult. The first step is to speak to the person who is being cared for and any person who will be providing the most in-person care for them. […]
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Facts about Diabetes

What is non-insulin dependent diabetes? Non-insulin dependent diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. With Type II diabetes, your body makes insulin but cannot use the insulin it makes, Insulin is necessary for proper metabolism of digested food. This leads to elevated blood sugars. Some people may need insulin injections or oral medications to […]
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