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Home Health Care

There's No Place Like Home: Caring for Our Ill, Disabled and Dying Loved Ones

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

I often wonder about the millions of people who don't have any money -- those who don't have decades of savings to draw on for end-of-life care. What happens to them?

Your Home Is Your DIY Medical Home

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Enabling consumers to access virtual visits, some pioneering employers who cover health insurance on the job are now looking to telehealth to provide more convenient care at a lower cost -- for both company and consumer.

Jillian Berman

Why This Week's Fast Food Protests Are 'History In The Making'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Fast-food workers are the public face of our part-time, low-wage economy. But when they protest on Thursday for higher wages and better conditions, th...

'Sex Tape' and the Internet of Things

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

"Nobody understands the cloud. The cloud is f***ing mysterious." This, exasperates Jay, one of a couple who has taped his wife and himself performing ...

Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Low wages, debts and dim prospects all subjugate. This is the condition of a shocking number of Americans as income inequality rises. And their economic desperation and subordination occurred by design.

White House Summit on Working Families Must Address Needs of Low-Wage Care Providers

Jodi M. Sturgeon | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Jodi M. Sturgeon

These workers provide the paid services that enable other women to continue to work with the peace of mind of knowing their family member is well cared for day in and day out.

National Nurses Week: Home Health Aides Who Became Remarkable Nurses

Marki Flannery | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Today's newly certified registered nurses emerge ready to take on a career in one of the most rewarding industries, inspired by their own personal sto...

Home Health Care: A New Start for a New Year

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

If you are caring for someone with little or no family or who is reluctant to reach out, a probing conversation might help you discover ways to build or rebuild social connections. Here are some ways to begin.

New Technology Helps With Eldercare -- It's Not Just Robots

Joan Gage | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

It's reassuring to know that new technical tools are being developed to aid us senior citizens. I've never played a video game in my life, but I reckon it's time to learn. It's certainly better than ending my days telling my life story to a robot that looks like a baby seal.

Why Is Doing Good So Hard?

C. Ugent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
C. Ugent

Necessity is the Mother From the hospital, I called a patent attorney. I didn't have much else to do, and I was tired of hearing myself complain. ...

Home Health Care: Peace of Mind for Long-Distance Caregivers

Marki Flannery | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

The National Institute on Aging estimates that there are as many as 7 million Americans caring for a loved one from a distance of more than one hour away. As long-distance caregivers well know, the miles can add another layer of challenge to an already challenging responsibility.

Summer is Here! Discover the Healing Power of Nature

Judy Santamaria | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Santamaria

For many family caregivers getting personal "alone time" is a real challenge, but getting outside is an easy way to give yourself a bit of a break, even when time is limited.

Happy to 102: An Interview with Ephraim Engleman

Lily Sarafan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Lily Sarafan

The last surviving member of the Stanford class of 1933, Dr. Ephraim Engleman, is turning 102 in a few weeks. He serves as a shining example of healthy longevity -- he continues to work part-time and has no intention of retiring.

Envisioning Tomorrow's Hospital

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Tomorrow's hospital will use the new technology to drive seven health care trends -- and enable real-time collaboration between clinicians and patients to improve outcomes while lowering costs.

How to Find and Hire a Good Home Care Worker

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Finding a good in-home caregiver that's dependable, likeable, trustworthy and affordable can be challenging, to say the least. Here are some tips and resources that can help.

Home Health Aides: Living Lifelines in Sandy's Hobbled Communities

Marki Flannery | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Marki Flannery

The hurricane amplified the power of teamwork that many experts believe is the future of home- and community-based care, among aides as well as across a diversified team of caregivers.

The Grand Senior Swindle

Sarita Gupta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

America's seniors, who have worked so hard to build a strong economy and democracy in their lifetimes, need reliable and robust government in their golden years.

In Hurricane's Wake, Decisions Not to Evacuate Hospitals Raise Questions

Sheri Fink | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Sheri Fink

New York City hospital and nursing home patients and their loved ones might reasonably have believed they were safe as Hurricane Sandy approached. Mayor Bloomberg had exempted hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying "Zone A" areas of the city from his pre-storm evacuation order.

Eldercare: The Healing Power of a Rubber Chicken

Ilaina Edison | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

Physical therapist Joe Gallagher's patient, a former New York Giants football player now in his 80s, was lying on the floor, stretching to regain flexibility after two total knee replacements. Progress was slow and painful, so Joe went to a reliable resource in his PT toolbox: humor.

Fear of Falling: Breaking the Dangerous Downward Cycle

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Remaining physically active is essential, but it is only one part of a larger fall-prevention picture, which also includes medication management, vision upkeep, proper footwear and a safe home environment.

Home Health Aides: The Front Lines of the Future

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

For an aging nation -- and a home health aide industry expecting stratospheric growth over the next decade -- we must ensure that people like Angela and the care she delivers are not so rare.

There Is No 'I' in 'Safety Net'

Mary Ann Christopher | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Christopher

At the center of Mrs. Barrow's team is Felicia herself; her needs, her feedback, and her participation are essential. Then, working collaboratively and across all facets of her daily life, she is supported by a nurse-led team of health professionals.

Bringing Public Health Home: A Response to 'What Can Mississippi Learn From Iran?'

Mary Ann Christopher | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Christopher

This is where home- and community-based health care play a vital role, bringing comprehensive care to people where and when they need it, keeping costs down by emphasizing wellness, self-management and continuity of care.

Home Health Aides: We Need to Raise the Bar

Marki Flannery | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

While this survey uncovered far too many "bad apples," home health aides like Zena give us a benchmark to strive for as we seek to fill a ballooning and all-important need: caring for our loved ones as they age.

Home Health Aides: The Dementia Care Balancing Act (Part Two)

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

One of the few constants with dementia is change. Levels of memory loss and general awareness can fluctuate greatly.