Medicare Provides New Tool to Compare Local Hospice Agencies

Recently, Medicare launched a new online tool to help families and caregivers compare hospice agencies in their local area based on the quality of care they provide. Among other things, the tool compares how often the hospice agencies ask patients or caregivers about treatment preferences at the beginning of hospice care, as well as how responsive the hospice agencies are to pain, shortness of breath, constipation, and other common conditions experienced by patients receiving hospice care. Given the wide range of hospice agencies available for comparison, this tool should prove to be a valuable resource for families and caregivers looking Read More →

The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family

The Costs of Dementia: For the Patient and the Family A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one cause of dementia.  Mini-strokes (TIAs) are also to blame.  So the number of those with dementia may actually be higher. Caring for someone with dementia is more expensive—and care is often needed longer—than for someone who does not have dementia. Because the cost of care in a Read More →
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