Acute Rehab vs. SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) Contributed by: PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover, A Post Acute Medical Hospital
What is the difference between Acute Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing care?
Following hospitalization for a serious illness or injury, you may face a decision on whether to continue your recovery at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or a skilled nursing facility. Understanding the difference between these two levels of care is crucial during the post-acute planning phase, as it can determine whetehr or not you maximize your medical and functional long-term recovery.
The high level of hospital care given in the acute...
A Medical Alert Device Can Promote Safety, Independence and Peace of Mind Contributed by SeaCure Solutions
About the Company
SeaCure Solutions derives its name from our coastal surrounding and commitment to peace of mind through safety and security initiatives. The company specializes in Personal Emergency Response Systems, also known as Medical Alert Devices and other risk management strategies to support senior populations, lone workers such as realtors, children, and anyone with special needs. Medical alert systems cost less than $1.00 a day and can be covered in part by Medicaid and/or medical insurance.
So, what is a medical alert or...
Managing Medications Contributed by: Danielle Marvel, Elder Law Department Manager
Last year I unexpectedly lost my mother. It was quickly apparent that my father didn’t only lose his loving wife, but also his life manager. Among many other tasks, she managed the household bills, doctor’s appointments, and my father’s medications. My father needed help with all the tasks my mother previously managed, and I needed to help him while living under a different roof and maintaining my own responsibilities.
Mine are challenges that many family caregivers face. Of the things caregivers help with, managing medications can often be the most...
Beware of Senior Scams! Contributed by: ElderCounsel Newsletter, March 2021
There are many, many good people in the world. Some strangers would give you the shirt off their back, folks who volunteer their time to help others in need, and those who hold the door open for you as you are entering a store. Especially in our tumultuous times, it is important to be kind and generous to our fellow neighbors. However, with the good must come the bad. There are scammers out there who prey on various populations, usually ones who are more vulnerable. Beware of senior scams!
Contributed by: Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC
How is Aging in Place different than what I’m doing now?
“Aging in Place” has become a coined phrase in the healthcare industry, pointing to several solutions that when used together, help seniors live safely, independently and comfortably. Notably in our experience is the use of professional aging in place specialists. These professionals are sometimes referred to as “Elder Care Managers”, “Geriatric Case Managers”, “Aging in Place Specialists”, etc., but despite the title, intend to offer the same service of routinely evaluating the senior’s daily activities, behaviors, and changes in health. Their observations of...