Information Technology: Delivering the Remedy for Costly Readmissions

The healthcare industry is battling a chronic challenge: “boomeranging.” This is when patients are discharged from the hospital – only to bounce back shortly after to be readmitted. One in five Medicare patients ends up back in the hospital within a month of discharge. Often, the causes are failed handoffs and faulty communications between acute care and long-term and post-acute care …

The Power of Positive Thinking: Renewing Senior Lives

A time-honored song from the 1940s says it all: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.” Studies have found that actively fostering positive emotions can boost the immune system, stave off depression, and enhance health and quality of life overall. Choosing a positive perspective “Every person—no matter what age or health status—has the potential for wellness,” says Callie …

Funding Care for Seniors Who Are Unable to Care for Themselves

By Eddie Parades Senior Vice President, Governmental Relations StoneGate Senior Living  On March 24, the proposed American Health Care Act collapsed in Washington, D.C. and we at StoneGate Senior Living and other long-term care providers consider that a win! The Medicaid component of the legislation was extremely detrimental and concerning as one of the largest proposed change to Medicaid in …

When It’s Your Turn to Care: Assessing the Options with Your Aging Parents

For those of us who have older adults in our lives, the new year is prime time for revisiting our loved ones’ needs – from health and wellness concerns to legal and financial considerations. While some elderly parents may be able to “age in place” in their homes, others may be ready to consider senior housing, assisted living, or long-term …