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Helping Patients Heal At Home!

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Jun 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals and healthcare systems are addressing the Social Determinants of Health for their patients throughout the continuum of care. Studies show that social, economic, and environmental factors are contributing factors to patient health.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Nutrition Care, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Managing At-Risk Patients, aging in place, Social Determinants of Health

Age Well - Be Well!

Posted by Mary O'Hara on May 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

(This blog has been updated from its original April, 2019 posting).

Aging can be a scary time for many. The way we look, feel, and act does evolve over the years. But, that doesn’t mean that your best is all in the past!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Aging Well, Older Adults

Isolated But Not Alone - Telemedicine Can Help!

Posted by Rafael Cavour on Apr 16, 2020 10:50:00 AM

For your members who are in isolation and are having allergy symptoms, earaches, flu, or mental health issues, telemedicine may be the best option to seek medical help. Public health experts, doctors, and hospitals are encouraging telemedicine as the solution to keep patients safe and yet receive proper medical attention. For non-emergency ailments, consulting with a health care professional via computer, smartphone, or tablet is an easy and secure way for them to obtain treatment.

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Topics: Diabetes, Senior Nutrition, aging in place, Telemedicine

Helping Older Adults to Cope In Anxious Times

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Apr 9, 2020 11:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety and worry to millions around the world. Caregivers and those living with older adults may be dealing with those who are experiencing extra worry and stress.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Caregivers, Nutrition Care, Senior Nutrition, Dehydration, Older Adults, emergency meals

Privacy Protection For Health Plans

Posted by Sean LoBianco on Apr 2, 2020 2:25:48 PM

Privacy protection, particularly in the world of healthcare, remains a primary concern for health plans, patients, and their families, especially as more systems and technology platforms compromise records.

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Topics: Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Healthy Meals for Seniors, Senior Health Plans, Cyber Security

Keep Older Adults Nourished With Home-Delivered Meals

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 6, 2020 11:21:00 AM

We know avoiding hospitalizations is a top priority for health plans. One way to keep your members out of the hospital, and to reduce the chance of readmission, is to prevent malnutrition. In fact, roughly one-third of patients who are not malnourished at admission will become so during their stay. Weight loss, being underweight, and failure-to-thrive/malnutrition have all been associated with readmission within 30 days of discharge.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Senior Nutrition

10 Winter Tips for Older Adults

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Jan 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Winter weather in here! Extreme weather conditions like snow, ice, and heavy rain make the winter months a challenging time, especially for seniors and their caregivers. Winter storms make traveling difficult, and many businesses close temporarily. To make winter storms less stressful, we’ve created a list of 10 ways caregivers can prepare aging adults for winter weather. 

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Topics: Senior Health

Senior Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by John Siegel on Dec 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Holiday shopping for loved ones can be difficult, especially when it comes to older adults in your life. But the holidays are about thoughtfulness and a meaningful gift no matter how small, can make a big difference to them now more than ever.

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Topics: Seniors, Shopping for seniors

Confessions from a Caregiver

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Nov 27, 2019 9:26:00 AM


Pictured is Maureen and her children with her mother, Alice. (And by the way, it was Maureen's 43rd birthday!)


My Back Story
In recognition of National Caregiver Month, we are reposting this blog from 2016. 

In 1992, we placed my dad in a long-term care facility. He was partially paralyzed from a stroke, and we couldn’t care for him at home. After a year of living apart from my dad, my mother asked to move in with me. Despite living in a senior living community, she was lonely. She was only 71-years old. She had some health issues and limited mobility, but she was completely independent. At the time, my husband and I had a 2-year old daughter and another baby on the way. I had a busy and demanding career. The thought of having another person in our home to help out was very appealing.
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Topics: Senior Health, Caregivers, Care Managers

Celebrating The Season Of Thankfulness

Posted by Mary O'Hara on Nov 21, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Feeling thankful? The holidays have a way of making us reflect on all we have to celebrate when it comes to the ones that mean the most. Whether you’re getting together with your family this holiday or doing a simple gathering with newfound friends, using this time to make new memories with those near and dear can be just as fulfilling for you as it is for them.

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Topics: Menu Planning, Older Adults

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