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About Elder Care Advice blog

Get professional elder care giving advice, advocacy, education and tips for those who care for and about the frail elderly at the ElderCareAdvice blog. We are generously sponsored by CertifiedCare.org. Most posts are written by Cathleen V. Carr, unless attributed otherwise. We welcome relevant submissions. Submit your article and by-line for publishing consideration (no promises!) to Havi at zvardit@yahoo.com, our own editor who will ensure submissions are given the best possible treatment and polish before publication, ensuring a professional level of publication. There is a nominal service fee involved ($45). Allow up to 30 days for publishing.

Acting as our patients’ / parents’ advocates for home care

There is inherent tension dealing with a policy flawed by its quixotic attempts to distinguish between acute and long-term functional dependencies. Specifically, they need to learn how to tell when needed services are not available because of Medicare regulations and … Continue reading

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What ancient Egyptians believed about Death

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find … Continue reading

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Two Aging in Place Careers for the 21st Century

  As the elderly population numbers rise so has the desire to age in place.  For practical reasons of finances, and personal comfort and freedom, the trend for end of life residence has been to remain at home.  Nursing home … Continue reading

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Elephants, Caregivers, and Elder Care

Elephants and eldercare?  Caregivers and elephants? Got your attention? I thought I would write about the unseen, yet apparent, bond that often develops between living intelligent beings when they experience life over time, and the journey toward the otherside.  The … Continue reading

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Home Care of Elderly: How to Reduce Risk of lawsuit

Are you a Primary Caregiver for a loved one or client?  Did you know that caregivers can be sued for misfeasance as well as malfeasance.  That means you don’t even have to intend to hurt someone to get sued!  What … Continue reading

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Hiring? How to Check a Caregiver’s References

Whether hiring for a loved one (or two) at home or hiring a new employee for a small or large corporate agency, it is important to know who you are really getting. First time hiring or replacing of caregivers can … Continue reading

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FINAL RULE: Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)

In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, CMS adopted the SNFRM as the first measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program. The measure is defined as the risk-standardized rate … Continue reading

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