Palliative and Hospice Care: Understanding the Differences Can Be Life-Changing

Palliative and Hospice CareIf you’ve walked beside a senior loved one struggling through a difficult diagnosis, perhaps you’ve felt the heart-dropping sensation that so many families experience when a doctor suggests looking into palliative care. Our society has somehow defined palliative care as a last resort endeavor to be avoided at all cost, but the aging care experts at Regency Home Care would like to clear up this misconception in an effort to help seniors throughout Atlanta to live more comfortable and fulfilling lives.

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Tips from the Experts: How Top Hospitals Are Successfully Reducing Readmissions

Regency Home Care of Georgia wants to help keep your loved one at home after a hospital discharge by providing exceptional in home health care planning in Alpharetta, Marietta and the entire metro Atlanta area.

Surprisingly, four of the top hospitals in the U.S. with the lowest readmission rates aren’t even focusing on reducing readmissions. By turning their attention instead to improving patient care, as outlined in the HFMA article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” keeping patients from costly and inconvenient readmissions naturally follows.

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How to Avoid Costly Hospital Readmissions

Reducing readmissions is a hot topic today, both for hospitals that are under the threat of costly fines, and the patients who naturally want to avoid another trip to the hospital. With as many as 20% of Medicare patients being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days – over 2½ million seniors – and similar rates for Medicaid and private insurance patients, there’s plenty of room for improvement.

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Important Facts About Hospice Care in Atlanta

When a loved one enters into hospice care, it can be a confusing and overwhelming time for the family. What does hospice really mean? Who cares for my loved one during this time? Should my loved one be in a hospital instead? The following are some important facts about hospice to help families better understand the process of working with hospice. [Read more…]

Why Hire Home Health Care Services in Atlanta when Using Hospice?

Accepting the need for end of life care is a difficult and emotional time for families, and it is important that their loved one receive the best care and comfort possible in those final days. Hospice care provides sensitive, compassionate services that keep the patient comfortable and ensures that the family has the support and resources it needs. However, many families may need extra assistance in addition to hospice care. For example, your hospice provider may require that someone be available to the patient at all times during home care assistance in Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, GA. [Read more…]