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Federal Agency Offers $15 Million to Support Aging in Place

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In yet another move signaling the federal government’s intention to increase home health services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $15 million available to test a new model to help seniors age in place.

Under the Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing, the agency will offer three-year […]  Read Full Article from Home Health Care News.

NPR: How a Simple Bump Can Cause an Insidious Brain Injury

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NPR: How A Simple Bump Can Cause An Insidious Brain Injury: It’s not just football players or troops who fought in the wars who suffer from brain injuries. Researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of ordinary people in the U.S. get potentially serious brain injuries every year, too. Yet they and even their doctors often don’t know it. One such doctor is Bryan Arling, an internist in Washington, D.C. His peers often vote to put him on those lists of “top doctors,” published by glossy magazines. So it’s ironic that the brain injury he failed to diagnose was his own. And he could have died from it. (Zwerdling, 1/6)

Home Care for Seniors: A Win-Win

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Do you have a spouse or parent who increasingly needs more help at home with dressing or bathing, managing their chronic illness, taking medications? Perhaps your loved one is scheduled for a hip replacement or knee surgery?

Home health care is often a crucial service for seniors who need help managing a chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes, have trouble remembering medications, or are at risk for falling. US News & World Report recently published an article on home care titled: Home Care for Seniors: a Win-Win. Patients do better, families feel safer and aging in place is more likely with home care.

The article states: “What’s not to like? Older adults with disabling conditions get easier access to medical care. Doctors get out of their stuffy offices to make new-age house calls. Nurses hit the road and see what patients really need. Medicare gets the promise of reduced hospital readmissions. Family members get more peace of mind. And most important, seniors get a chance to stay in their homes as long as possible. Home health care in the U.S. comes in many forms. Here are just a few:”

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