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11 Social Factors That Contribute to Higher Readmissions

By: eCaringCategory :Technology    October 21, 2013

Are readmissions in or out of a hospital’s control? Who should be held accountable for the reasons why an elderly patient returns to the hospital? New research now shows that non-medical factors may have a significant impact on re-hospitalization rates among seniors. Social factors, including a patient’s living situation and socioeconomic status, are now thought […]

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7 Ways Caregivers Can Prevent Readmissions

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    October 16, 2013

Today’s health care system is facing a new crisis: how do we care for America’s rapidly growing aging population in the face of increasing costs? The solution lies in part with providing better care that keeps people out of the hospital and at home longer in greater comfort. Reducing hospitalizations among the elderly starts with […]

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Dual Eligibles in the U.S.: Statistics and Facts

By: eCaringCategory :Policy    October 14, 2013

There’s a peculiar fact concerning health care in the United States today: one specific group of patients makes up a disproportionate amount of federal and state health care spending. These patients, known as the dual eligibles or dual eligible beneficiaries, are people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.  As a population, they tend to […]

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In June, Pace University and eCaring were selected as winners of PILOT Health Tech NY, a new initiative that connects innovative health technology companies with key New York City healthcare service organizations to pilot and advance new technologies.  The joint partnership serves a population of high-risk, multicultural older adults at Henry Street Settlement’s NORC/Vladeck Cares […]

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How to Prevent COPD Exacerbations Without Medication

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    October 2, 2013

COPD exacerbations, or a sudden worsening of symptoms, can pose serious health risks for those suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Triggers such as lung infections or exposure of pollutants can result in COPD flare-ups, accelerating symptoms like coughing up mucus and chronic fatigue.  More common in persons with Severe COPD or Stage III COPD, […]

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