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Hospice Care: A Benefit Covered by Medicare and Medicaid


Often patients and their families are reluctant to discuss the option of hospice care with their physician when confronted with the diagnosis of a terminal illness.  Don’t hesitate to do so! Hospice care is not giving up on life; hospice care enhances the patient’s quality of life through comfort and pain management, enabling them and their...
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It’s All About Friends, Fitness and Great Food


One of the greatest benefits of living in a retirement or assisted living community is the opportunity to interact with and enjoy others. Recreational activities encourage residents to socialize and connect with one another. Whether playing a spirited game of cards, listening to live entertainment, or trying a new restaurant for lunch, the goal is to...
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What are Skilled Nursing Facilities, and How Do They Differ?


The truth is that skilled nursing facilities differ greatly.  Many facilities licensed as skilled nursing have been retro-fitted from more of a traditional nursing home setting by opening up a couple of patient rooms and offering therapy, or by converting a semi-private room to a private room to attract a short-term rehabilitation patient.  Many of...
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Making An Informed Choice


So many times people are faced with making a decision for their family’s health care. This can bring on a confusing and stressful time. Everyone would like to know they are making the best choice possible for their loved one. With the following information, presenting the difference between each service of care, everyone will be...
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