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Senior Care Management Insights - July 2014

Home care services are an important, and often underutilized, facet of senior care that can provide relief across the care continuum
July 2014

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Optimizing the Continuum: A New Model of Care
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The senior population is reportedly growing more rapidly than the current medical care system can accommodate. Home care services are an important, and often underutilized, facet of senior care that can provide relief across the care continuum.

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Paid In-Home Care: A Growing Part of the Medical-Care Continuum

As the senior population booms and the number of qualified medical professionals struggles to keep up, non-medical in-home care is becoming even more vital to the care continuum as a whole. This white paper explains how in-home care is helping to relieve the current strain on senior healthcare both inside and outside the home.

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The Patient's Voice

The Patient's Voice:
Understanding Alzheimer's

Q: Are people suffering from Alzheimer's really suffering, or are they just as happy as anyone else?

This question was posed recently on the knowledge-sharing web site Quora. A senior care professional with years of experience working in an Alzheimer's care unit provided this perspective in response:

"Imagine that you woke up one day and you were in a totally unfamiliar environment. You don't remember how you got there, you don't know where your family is, everything is strange, and then a nurse you think you've never met before came in and said it was time to go to the bathroom. Imagine you walked with her to the bathroom, and the next minute you have no idea where you are again, and there's a stranger beside you pulling down your pants. You might become a little violent, too."

To read this and other community responses, visit Quora.



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