Physical Therapy Proven to Pay Off for Home Health Dementia Patients

Physical therapy (PT) has the ability to improve activities of daily living (ADLs) and functional ability for Medicare home health beneficiaries with dementia, a recent study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found. The findings stand as a reminder of the value of PT services, despite ongoing changes under the Patient-Driven […]

Caregiver Support Keeps More Stroke Patients Out of Nursing Homes

Male stroke sufferers without caregivers are more likely to end up in a long-term care facility than those who have more help, according to a new study published in the Oct. 26 edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Within five years of a stroke, 21.3% of the study’s 560 participants were placed […]

Income Level, Race Tied to Worse Home Health Outcomes

Medicare home health care beneficiaries are likely to have worse outcomes if they are poor, black or dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, according to a findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study looked at the 30- and 60-day clinical outcomes for home health Medicare beneficiaries from 2012 to 2014. […]

How More In-Home Support Could Combat ‘Pop Drop’

Having more in-home support services in place could help prevent spousal caregivers from dropping their partners off at the emergency department as a source of respite, a phenomenon known in some medical circles as “pop drop.” That’s according to a new University of Michigan study in the Aug. 24 edition of the Journal of the American […]