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 […]
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7Nov, 2016

Use of Home Health Services to Decrease Patient Re-Hospitalizations

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Home health care is becoming increasingly more important for  patients suffering from different diseases. Some of these include seniors and/or patients with chronic illnesses such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The numbers speak for themselves…One in three Americans is currently at risk for developing kidney disease…26 million American adults have kidney disease and don’t know it…10% of the population worldwide suffers from CKD and millions die each year because they do not have access to affordable medical treatment. This is where home health services like DirectMed can help. With a […]
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