The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors and the Elderly

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    October 28, 2013

For older adults battling osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments, staying strong, healthy, and active can be a challenge. Enter yoga. Research shows that a modified yoga practice can be an effective therapy for improving health and wellbeing for seniors and the elderly.  Provides Low-Impact Exercise The slow, gentle movements involved with yoga are […]

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eCaring CEO speaks at the 2013 Health Data Exchange & Interoperability Summit

By: eCaringCategory :Blog    October 23, 2013

On October 30-31, over 300 healthcare experts will come together at eHealth Initiative’s 2013 Health Data Exchange & Interoperability Summit in Washington DC to discuss the current state of data and information exchange to meet the demands of today’s ever changing healthcare delivery system. In attendance will be clinicians, hospitals, health systems, providers, HIEs, health plans, […]

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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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