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Danger Zone: the Transition from Hospital or Facility to Home | downtown-houston

March 7, 2013


Being a patient in a health care facility can be traumatic for anyone.  For seniors, a hospitalization can be a tipping point that results in deterioration of both physical and mental health after discharge. Patients and caregivers can minimize these poor outcomes by taking defined steps.  Knowing these steps gives us enormous power to benefit […]

My Crisis Action Plan

February 15, 2013


This is not the time to realize you forgot something. Planing ahead makes sense. The moment a crisis strikes stress levels rise and our minds start functioning in ways that don’t always allow for the best decisions to be made.  Police and military practice and drill because when they get into high stress situations they […]

Who can benefit from in home health care | downtown-houston

December 19, 2012


There are many things in life that can throw us for a loop but one of those at the top of the list must be the need for Home Health Care. Who could benefit from private duty home care? A family caring for an elderly, disabled or sick family member. A patient who has been […]

Bringing a medically-fragile patient home from the hospital | downtown-houston

August 15, 2012


  We understand what it’s like to prepare to leave the hospital with a medically-fragile patient. Our second child was born on the Submarine Base in Groton, CT.  At that time the technology was not what it is today and he was born with a condition called Gastroschisis, See more at: via Bringing a medically-fragile […]

Managing your health: be proactive to reduce your chances of a hospital stay

July 26, 2012


  A new study is out that reinforces current thinking about home health care. Providing home health care for longer periods of time following a hospital stay and providing disease management education as part of this care can reduce hospital readmissions. Providing in-home treatment for patients and offering chronic disease management as part of that […]

Introducing Heart Failure Resources on

May 14, 2012


Nearly 5 million Americans have heart failure, and 1.3 million of those people end up being readmitted to the hospital – in fact heart failure has the highest readmission rate of all chronic diseases. Many of these costly and stressful return trips to the hospital can be preventable by learning how to manage the condition […]

Just when you thought you understood Medicare!

May 6, 2012


Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare – Ask! Did you know that even if you stay in the hospital overnight, you might still be considered an “outpatient”? Your hospital status (whether the hospital considers you an “inpatient” or “outpatient”) affects how much you pay for hospital services (like X-rays, drugs, and lab tests) […]