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Durable Medical Equipment: The Fundamentals of a Home Care Essential

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jun 24, 2016 2:05:04 PM


For people living with chronic illness or injury, staying safe and independent at home relies on getting the help they need. And help comes in all forms: caregiving from family and loved ones; expert medical assistance from home health clinicians; and services like food deliveries and yard work. For many seniors aging in place, one critical source of help comes in the form of devices that are designed to promote safety and disease management at home.

Known as Durable Medical Equipment (DME), this broad spectrum of devices ranges from walking aids to blood sugar monitoring equipment, and much more. This guide offers an overview of how DME is defined, how it’s handled by insurance, and who to turn to in order to get the right DME for your home and needs.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Aging In Place

What to Expect: 4 Questions Before Home Health Care Begins

Posted by Emily Lewis on Jun 16, 2016 1:32:42 PM

This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and the kind of support provided through these services.After deciding that it’s time to start home health care, and before meeting their nurse or therapist for the first time, patients and their caregivers can have a lot of questions. This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and the kind of support provided through these services. Patients and caregivers can feel more comfortable and confident about the days ahead after they find out more about what to expect.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Caregiving, Financial Health

Residential Healthcare Group Announces Merger with Celtic Healthcare to Form Graham Healthcare Group

Posted by RHHAdmin on Jun 14, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Representatives announced that Celtic Healthcare and Residential Healthcare Group will be merging 7/1/16 under the umbrella of Graham Holdings Company.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Troy, MI – June 14, 2016 – The leadership of Residential Healthcare Group, Troy, MI and Celtic Healthcare, Mars, PA announced this week that the two companies will be merging on July 1, 2016 to form Graham Healthcare Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company.

Celtic Healthcare and Residential Healthcare Group are both majority owned by Graham Holdings Company, Arlington, VA, and the two companies have had a longstanding business relationship. Together this merged company will be serving close to 10,000 patients.

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Topics: Residential News

Residential Staff Story: ‘I Was Glad I Was the One There to Help’

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jun 9, 2016 3:00:00 PM

When an emergency hit very close to home, Residential RN Case Manager Rosealee balanced level-headed expertise with overwhelming compassion.The nurses and therapists of Residential Home Health are healthcare experts — their first priority is delivering superior medical care. But their care is emotional and interpersonal as well, generously providing support and empathy in times of fear or frustration. This story is a powerful example of balancing level-headed expertise with overwhelming compassion that hit very close to home. Thanks to RN Case Manager Rosealee for sharing her memorable tale of weathering an emergency with her patient and his family.

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Topics: Real World Stories, Guest Contributor

6 Signs You’re Well Prepared for Aging in Place

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Mar 18, 2016 3:23:26 PM

GEN-BLOG-AgingInPlace-600x460-150115There’s a growing ‘aging in place’ movement, whose members want to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. But that doesn’t mean keeping everything the same, until a fall or injury (or the threat of one) forces a change in residence. Rather, wise aging in place involves making your home into a space where you can live safely and independently for years to come.

If the home you love gives you joy, and you’re determined to stay there, welcome to the movement! Use the 6 signs below to test how well you have prepared, and see what more you can do to age in place with wisdom and foresight.

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Topics: Aging In Place