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Thank an Occupational Therapist for Making Your Patients’ Lives Easier

Posted by Carolyn Thornsberry on Apr 10, 2019 10:24:45 AM

If you spend any amount of time online, chances are you have seen a “life hack” video. Merriam-Webster defines a life hack as a tip, trick or efficient method for doing or managing a day-to-day tasks or activities.

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New Touch Points Keep Patients at Home and Out of the Hospital

Posted by Carolyn Erskine on Jan 22, 2019 1:32:41 PM

Amedisys is enabling its clinicians to better care for its patients at home and, hopefully, will reduce hospitalizations, thanks to a new high-tech approach. It all starts with an old-fashioned phone call.

A six-month pilot program is underway, deploying predictive algorithms and analytics that integrate directly into Amedisys’ electronic medical record system (EMR). With 43 locations participating across Amedisys’ nationwide network, the program hints at promising future results.

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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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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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Empowerment Drives Positive Patient Outcomes

Posted by Shannon Abbott on Jul 27, 2018 11:35:12 AM

At Amedisys, we strive to empower our patients and their caregivers with the goal of improving quality of life. Our clinical teams use an interdisciplinary approach that combines the physician-approved plan of care, clinical and patient life goals, evidence-based clinical protocols, and outcome measurements to formulate life-long management of chronic diseases, such as heart failure and COPD.

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