My Loved One Became an Elderly Fall Statistic

Posted by Ashley Joiner on Nov 16, 2018 5:18:02 PM

Falls are the leading cause of injuries in elderly adults.

An older adult falls every second of every day.

One-fourth of Americans age 65 and older fall each year.

These fall statistics are alarming. But it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that behind each of these statistics are millions of parents, grandparents and loved ones whose lives are forever changed because of an elderly fall.

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Vet-to-Vet Cafés in Veterans Hospice

Posted by Amedisys on Nov 9, 2018 3:53:38 PM

A simple coffee hour can make a big difference to veterans in hospice care. No one knows this better than volunteer coordinator Cynthia Robotham and bereavement coordinator Judy Hunter from Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company, in Hyannis, MA.

Each month, they coordinate a Vet-to-Vet Café at nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care centers in their area. The event is open to all veterans, not just Amedisys patients.

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Veterans Hospice Pinning Ceremony for War Hero

Posted by Amedisys on Nov 6, 2018 11:33:41 AM

On September 3, 2018, the veterans hospice care team from Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys company, in Portsmouth, NH gathered with his family to honor Chief Warrant Officer Richard F. LaBranche. He completed 22 years of faithful service in the United States Army and United States Navy. Richard served on active duty with the U.S. Navy for 16 years, starting in 1950. He was stationed in various locations including Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon. He then transferred to the U.S. Army where he finished his career, retiring in 1972.

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Sometimes, the Hardest Conversations Are the Most Important

Posted by Mike Fleming on Aug 7, 2018 1:28:24 PM

We’re a society that plans. Family vacations. Retirement savings. Weddings and birthday parties. Reservations for our favorite restaurant or a trip to the local movie theater. We plan these events in our lives because we want to be prepared and because we know that good planning will generally yield good results.

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Why Do Some Patients Refuse Home Health Services, and at What Cost?

Posted by Amedisys on Aug 7, 2018 1:18:37 PM

A report from a recent roundtable offers some worthy solutions to problems that persist in home healthcare. The focus was on why some patients refuse home healthcare services, the prevalence of such denials, and the consequences, both clinically and economically. Fittingly, the research is titled “I Can Take Care Of Myself!”

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