20Apr, 2017

How Home Health Care can support those newly diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease By Ken Banks

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a medical condition in which a person’s kidneys are failing on a permanent basis, potentially leading to the need for long-term dialysis. With the right treatment, however, the progression to further stages of CKD can be stopped. Also, Home Health Care (HHC) can and does support those newly diagnosed with CKD. In this article, we’ll talk about how this is possible and what it means for these patients. The incidence and cost of CKD continues to rise especially in areas like Chicagoland. In order to […]

12Jan, 2017

Solutions to Lower Hospital Readmission Rates

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  A topic that is frequently encountered by my nurses and therapists is “how can I prevent my mother/father from going back to the hospital?”  This is not only a concern for family members but also medical professionals and hospital administrators. The question of ever-increasing readmission penalty rates for hospitals hasn’t been answered for a while now. Day by day it has become an insurmountable challenge which hospitals, especially in Illinois, are finding very tough to climb and address in the long run. A recent report, revealed that these are […]

15Dec, 2016

Top holiday meal choices for those with End Stage Renal Disease

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You may not know that the average Thanksgiving or Christmas meal has over 2000 calories. This is more than what you would consume with regular meals over an entire day. This may not be a problem for most people, but it is for those with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). If you are a patient with ESRD, you need to be very careful about what you eat not just on a regular basis, but also and especially during the holidays. For those with ESRD, you need to consume foods with […]