senior home health care

Nurse Practitioners May Ease the Physician Shortage in the Coming Years

The July issue of Medical Care reports that the number of nurse practitioners in the U.S. will almost double by the year 2025. A nurse practitioner receives post graduate training through  a Master’s or PHD program after receiving a nursing license.  The number of physician’s assistants is also increasing and both groups are expected to ease some of [...]

Global Warming and Seniors

Recently a study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that looked at the possible effect that global warming has had on the senior population. The researchers from Harvard and the University of Michigan looked at Medicare data of seniors that suffer from a variety of chronic diseases from 1985 through [...]

Continuing Evaluation on the Cognitive Effects of Diabetes

The Archives of Neurology has published another study that looks at the effects that diabetes can have on cognitive function for older adults. The research looked at the scores on mental tests and compared the cognitive function of those who had diabetes mellitus with other subjects that did not. The subjects were also given blood [...]

Recent Study finds Palliative Care Interventions Improves Quality of Life

A recent study has found that those diagnosed with metastatic cancer may benefit from discussions on the benefits of hospice, living wills and other issues. The patients that had these discussions with an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner showed so much better results in emotional and mental tests than those who did not. Palliative Care is [...]

Medicare Recipients and Caregivers: The New Detectives

The Medicare monthly benefits statement can contain codes describing services that may or may not read like something you received from your doctor. Next year this should all change though as the language on the Medicare statement is to be more user friendly. Those interested can actually get this more easily understood information right now [...]

New Report on Medicare and Health Services – Part Two

According to the report “Health Care Change: The Time is Now” the current health care system’s ability to handle preventive care goals and reduce costs has some very definable flaws. Patients are not scheduling visits to discuss preventive care and physicians are not actively making patients aware of all that Medicare has to offer. According [...]

New Report on Medicare and Health Services – Part One

The Study “Healthcare Change: The Time is Now” has analyzed the current rate of money being taken in by Medicare and the number of people becoming eligible and they are not very optimistic. According to their findings Medicare could be out of money by 2017. The New Health Care plan has made preventive care a [...]

Aspirin Looked at as a Cancer Preventative

The daily aspirin many seniors take for cardiovascular benefits may have highly beneficial health perk. The American Cancer Society has recently discussed three studies that show daily aspirin may also have a positive effect in preventing cancer development. In the first of the three trials noted by the American Cancer Society people who took a [...]

Ohio Offers More At Home Care Services

The State of Ohio has proposed a plan to the federal government to get more in home care to those currently on Medicare and Medicaid.  State officials want to better coordinate the care that Ohioans get through the two programs. The recipients that receive funding from both agencies are the target area for the plan. [...]