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New Interventions and Preventive Care Could Lower Costs and Reduce Hospitalization for Medicare Patients

Experts release a list of ideas for the future care of Medicare beneficiaries

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently found that an estimated 3.65 million Medicare beneficiaries might need more preventive care than they’re currently receiving. These Medicare patients fit into one or more of the following categories: Patients who aren’t dually eligible for Medicaid … Continue reading

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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicare Millions

Research shows a correlation between a drop in prescription drug sales and cannabis use

According to two separate studies, medical marijuana could save Medicare an estimated $450 million annually. It could also save as much as $1.1 billion in Medicaid spending on prescription drugs every year. University of Georgia researchers Ashley Bradford and W. … Continue reading

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New Quality Measures for Nursing Homes Give Patients Better Information

The five new qualities will change overall nursing home ratings

For years now, the Five Star Quality Ratings system has helped patients and their families compare nursing homes to find the best fit. This year, that rating system has expanded to include five more quality measures, giving patients an even … Continue reading

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People with Developmental Disabilities Have Few Options When Caretakers Die

Many states lack the resources to help family caretakers

In the United States, most people who have serious developmental disabilities receive care from their loved ones at home. But when a caretaker dies, they often have no one to care for them. They typically go to an institution, where … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Dying Without Insurance

Dying without insurance is a painful prospect for up to 28 million Americans

According to an article published by The Nation this past summer, approximately 28 million uninsured Americans face the prospect of dying painfully, without the medication or other social supports accessible to those who have health insurance. Primarily made up of … Continue reading

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How Can Non-Medical Home Care Keep Your Loved One Safe and Comfortable? An Interview with Bridget Waller, Part One

An alternative to professional nursing care for people at the end of life

Today SevenPonds is speaking with Bridget Waller, R.N. the founder and owner of Hillendale Home Care, located in Walnut Creek, California.  In this first part of a two-part interview, Bridget discusses non-medical home care as an option for patients with … Continue reading

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