A proposed expansion of services for the elderly and people with disabilities faces major budget pressure.
Here's how two Ontarians answered, “Should I bring my parent home?”
Additional flexibility is good for their clients as well.
Parenting support. The national Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, in which specially trained nurses provide ongoing
A Space Apart, A Space Connected Entering the room of someone in their final days is to enter a sacred space, and our volunteers
One of the great privileges of my job overseeing patient care services at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is that
"Our mission at VNAA is to transform home-based care," notes Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. "By that, we mean
I wrote recently about Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) health plans and how, through comprehensive team-based care management
We also touch base with physicians on other aspects of members' care, including any pharmacy issues, such as difficulty filling
This benchmark reflects both the valuable benefits of hospice care, and also the progress our city and our nation are making in helping to advance quality of life at the end of life for all of our residents and their families.
Who is this population? What are their economic realities? And will the supply of these workers meet growing demand as millions of Americans grow older in the decades that follow?
"One of the chief goals of the pilot was to demonstrate the value of this new senior aide position," says Sara Joffe, PHI's
These programs, which are affiliated with VNSNY's Community Mental Health Services division, demonstrate that when it comes to building healthy communities and supporting the well-being of patients like Jean, physical and mental health can't be separated.
Welcome to 21st century America -- where we have longer lives than ever before, and more hopes for healthy aging. We are, happily, the beneficiaries of breakthroughs that have given us life spans that not long ago would have been the stuff of science fiction. But we also face serious challenges.
When an elderly parent needs assistance, it will probably be obvious to everyone in the family except the parent. Independent
This National Nurses Week, as we recognize the many wonderful ways that nurses make a difference in our lives every day, let's not forget those excellent listeners and reassuring voices who are standing by on the other end of the phone.
When you hire someone to take care of your loved ones, it's important to know a few things about the agency and caregiver you choose. So you'll want to ask these key questions when you're choosing anyone to provide in-home care. You want to know who is coming into your home and that you are getting quality care.
While there is still much to learn, the active research now underway in the home health care field means that we will only get better at delivering targeted, cost-effective home care in the future.
Eighty nations entered films in the Academy Awards Foreign Language category this year. I saw 75 of the 80 films. It was a good year for South America, a strong year for Europe and a weak year for Asia.
So this Black History Month, UDW homecare workers will celebrate the righting of this historic wrong, but we will also continue