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Tips To Recovering After a Hospitalization

Posted by Kenn LoBianco, Jr. on Aug 5, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you have a loved one in the hospital, you may not know how to prepare for their return home. After a hospital stay or surgery, it is essential to be in comfortable surroundings and to follow all discharge instructions to help in the recovery process.

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Topics: Nutrition, Home Delivered Meals, Post Discharge, aging in place, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Prepare To Take Shelter From The Storm!

Posted by Terry White on Jul 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Each year GA Foods shares tips to prepare for a hurricane...here are the latest!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Disaster Preparedness, Shelf-Stable Meals, Disaster, emergency meals

The Cold Chain Process Keeps Your Members Safe!

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Jul 9, 2020 10:48:53 AM

Many older adults rely on home-delivered meals to help them recover after a hospital stay or manage chronic conditions. Before selecting a home-delivered meal provider, you may want to learn how they prepare their food:

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Topics: The Cold Chain, Food Safety, Safety, Older Adults

Medically-Tailored Meals May Help Health Plans to Reduce Costs

Posted by John Siegel on Jun 25, 2020 11:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Food Insecurity, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Celebrating Father's Day -- From A Distance!

Posted by Jessica Britten, MA, RD, LDN on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

 

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate so many of the important men in our lives, but with a pandemic still in full swing, things may look a little different this year. That’s why we’ve pulled together some ideas to, well, come together during these unique circumstances. From virtual tours to a celebratory dinner at home, the possibilities are still endless!

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Older Adults

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

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