Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Family Member HomeCare, a Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Home Health Care Agency, Notes Electronic health record technology gets positive physician reviews, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Says

Electronic health record technology gets positive physician reviews  A national survey of office-based physicians reports that most of those who have adopted electronic health record (EHR) systems are satisfied with their system and say it has improved patient care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on July 17, 2012. According to the survey, 55 percent of responding physicians in 2011 said they have adopted at least some EHR technology in their practices. In addition, 85 percent of physicians who have adopted EHRs said they were somewhat (47 percent) or very (38 percent) satisfied with their EHR system. Additionally, a majority of the physicians said they would purchase their EHR systems again, further indicating their satisfaction with the new […]

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A Family Member HomeCare of Hollywood, Boca Raton, Florida Notes Alzheimer’s Patients Can Do Tasks That Caregivers Assume They Can’t | Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Home Health Care, In-Home Nursing Care

Alzheimer’s Patients Can Do Tasks That Caregivers Assume They Can’t | Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Home Health Care, In-Home Nursing Care In a recent study, caregivers noted that they placed importance on treating people with Alzheimer’s disease with respect and promoting their independence. Yet, it was noted that the caregivers’ actions did not always follow these goals or desires.To read the complete story, click on the headline above, or go to www.afamilymemberhomecare.com Follow us on Twitter @SFlaHomeHealthA FAMILY MEMBER HOMECARE — Approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. A Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County Home Health Care Agency Serving Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania, Davie, Deerfield, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hillsboro, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, […]

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A Family Member HomeCare, a Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Alzheimer’s Home Care Agency, Notes Alzheimer’s, Dementia May Trigger Changes In Walking Speed, Stride | Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Home Health Care, In-Home Nursing Care

Alzheimer’s, Dementia May Trigger Changes In Walking Speed, Stride | Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Home Health Care, In-Home Nursing Care Subtle changes in the way a person walks can be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and a signal for advanced testing, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The findings are the first to link a physical symptom to the disease, which up until now required doctors to begin a diagnosis by focusing on cognition and administering lengthy neurological exams. The evidence in the five studies is “robust,” experts say. They note walking changes can occur even before cognition decline surfaces. Click on the headline above to read the complete story and complete documentation on […]

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A Family Member HomeCare, A Long-Term Care Home Nursing Services Provider, Notes Genworth Financial "Cost of Long-Term Care Across the U.S." Study

Genworth Financial, a life insurance company, recently conducted a comprehensive study on the cost of long-term care across the United States. The results are listed below: Use this map to view a state’s or region’s median cost of care by type of care. Click a state or region to view cost details, to compare costs across locations, and to calculate projected long term care costs. Scroll down to learn more about the survey and its methodology, to download the full report or state-specific data, and to access survey highlights. Take this data with you! Download the new Cost of Care app from iTunes. Cost of Care Overview Research shows that about 70 percent of people age 65 or older will need long […]

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A Family Member HomeCare, a Coral Springs, Parkland, North Lauderdale Florida Private Duty Home Care Agency, Notes Affordable Care Act Benefits for Seniors

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Breaking It Down: The Health Care Law and Seniors Chris StenrudMarch 19, 2012 10:46 AM EDT Ed Note:  This was originally posted on HealthCare.gov, a website by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The President’s health law gives hard working, middle-class families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act forces insurance companies to play by the rules, prohibiting them from dropping your coverage if you get sick, billing you into bankruptcy through annual or lifetime limits, and, soon, discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition. For seniors, the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, not only means more time with their doctor and important new benefits like free preventive services like cancer screenings and annual wellness visits, but it […]

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