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Medicare vs Medicaid?

Although Medicare and Medicaid are both designed to serve those who can’t afford private health insurance, there are a few key differences between the programs. Medicare is health coverage for individuals age 65 and older and those with certain qualifying disabilities. Medicare benefits people within any income bracket. Medicaid, however, is health coverage specifically for low-income individuals, and is provided at low or no cost. Some people can qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, provided they meet the right requirements.

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Medical staff and home care staff are typically trained in spotting the signs of a stroke
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Stroke: Warning Signs, Treatment and Prevention

A stroke, also referred to as a “brain attack,” is an interruption of blood flow to the brain causing death to the immediate area’s brain cells. The longer blood supply is cut off from the brain, the more severe the damage becomes. Acting within one hour of a stroke can greatly improve chances of recovery.

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Providing engaging and fun things is helpful and comforting in the home care setting
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Activities for Dementia Patients

Adults with dementia and their caregivers have to contend with a fair amount of stress on a regular basis. That’s why it’s important to take breaks by doing fun, stimulating activities that help relieve stress, depression, and can even reduce the severity of sundowning syndrome. Consider doing the following activities to help keep a dementia patient occupied, and maybe even remind them of happy memories.

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Professional home care can help prevent bedsores
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Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers) 101

Bedsores are areas of the skin that been cut off from blood supply, resulting in painful, visible skin damage. Mild bed sores can usually heal in a couple of weeks, but severe bed sores are slow to resolve and can lead to fatal complications. Bed sores form in different stages and can rapidly progress. For this reason, it’s crucial to start treatment early to prevent further damage.

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease has a gradual but profound impact on a person’s brain. It’s important to know that the scope of the disease is not limited to forgetfulness. It also affects mood, the ability to think critically, learn new information, and carry out simple, day-to-day activities. Know the ten warning signs of this fatal, progressive disease in order to be proactive about addressing its symptoms.

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