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  • Earlier this week, we discussed heat safety and various factors that can contribute to heat-related illness. Below are ways to reduce your risk as well as first aid tips. Stay tuned to local weather news for heat alerts or warnings as you plan your outdoor activities. Be aware of the Heat Index, which factors in […]

    When temperatures drop into the teens, most people take extra precautions to stay warm and limit their exposure outside. Rising temperatures call for extra safety measures, too. As the days warm up, don’t underestimate how deadly the heat can be: The National Weather Service (NWS) calls it “one of the leading weather-related killers in the […]

    Communal Living on the Rise Among Seniors For older Americans who have been through divorce or the death of a spouse, communal living, a la The Golden Girls TV sitcom, is becoming increasingly popular. Read the story Lawmakers Consider Readmissions Penalty Calculations for Dual Eligibles A group of bipartisan Congressional legislators is giving consideration to […]

    The 10th Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit is taking place June 22-24. This annual gathering of people involved in post acute care will be looking at broad directions for the future of healthcare and technology. The Summit combines health and healthcare trends, information technology directions and Federal legislative and regulatory policy. Kindred has […]

    Aphasia is a little-known language disorder that affects nearly one-third of stroke victims. It occurs when there is damage to the communications hub in the left side of the brain. While aphasia disrupts communication skills, it does not affect a person’s thinking skills. There are many types of aphasia, but the most general categories are […]

    Red Tape Holds up Medicaid Applications Six million people have gained Medicaid coverage since September, largely thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but a backlog of applications is holding up the processing for many. Read the story Readmissions Causes Continue to Confound Even when hospital staff do everything “right,” the return of some patients is […]

    by Arianna Allen, Communications Intern Josephine Holmes pushed Carol outside in her electric wheelchair so she could get some fresh air. Due to her medical condition, Carol was paralyzed. She could not speak, eat or breathe on her own. But Josephine Holmes loved her, and she took care of her nearly every day for 11 […]

    A car is a major investment and, for most of us, it’s something we take care of to make sure it stays in top condition and has a long life. Many men, however, don’t take that same approach with their own health – even if they’d never miss a regular oil change or vehicle tune-up. […]

    EU Funds Program to Protect Elderly from Choking The European Union is funding a consortium to use 3-D technology to make pureed food look more appetizing, in an effort to protect the elderly in nursing homes from choking hazards. Read the story Cynical People More Likely to Develop Dementia According to a new study, cynical […]

    Taking advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures of summer and having fun in the sun is great, but staying safe is important, too. Whether you’re planning a picnic at your local park or a vacation at the beach, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of too much […]