Recently, more than 40 million adults stated that they needed but did not receive one or more of these health services (medical care, prescription medicines, mental health care, dental care, or eyeglasses) because they could not afford it. The U.S. spends substantially more on health care than other developed countries. As recently as 2009, health
Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home is rarely an easy decision. He or she may not want to go, but they simply aren’t safe living at home any longer. Perhaps they do not eat well or have physical difficulties that make it difficult to take care of personal care
Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) serve a valuable role in the continuum of American healthcare by caring for patients who need longer than usual hospital stays, on average 25 days or more. (By comparison, the average length-of-stay in short-term hospitals is only 5-6 days.) There are approximately 400 LTAC hospitals across the country. Access
The Specialty Hospital of Washington – Capitol Hill has developed a Coma Neuro Stimulation Program Unit in a cooperative project with internationally renowned neurologist Dr. Peter Bernad. The Coma Neuro Stimulation Program Unit will offer multi-sensory treatment protocols developed by Dr. Bernad to reestablish meaningful intellectual and physical functionality in patients with traumatic brain injury.
On April 10th the Specialty Hospital of Washington-Hadley Campus honored physicians at this year’s National Doctor’s Day luncheon. Every year March 30th is recognized as National Doctor’s Day and SHW-Hadley saluted its excellent Medical Staff, which consist of 95 dedicated physicians representing 20 medical and surgical specialties. Also on this special day, the hospital rededicated
For many care recipients long term care is an evolving process of losing more and more physical or mental capacity. A nursing home is usually the last stop in this process. The nursing home is equipped to handle medical problems, disability and in some cases behavior problems that cannot be handled by any other provider.
A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE: “Doctor, I have an ear ache.” 2000 B.C. – “Here, eat this root.” 1000 B.C. – “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1850 A.D. – “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.” 1940 A.D. – “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.” 1985 A.D. – “That pill is
The US Census Bureau reports that of the 83.7% of people with health insurance, coverage was 55.3% employment-based, 9.8% direct-purchase, and 31.0% government funded (Medicare, Medicaid, Military). (Overlap reflects coverage by more than one type of health insurance). The National Center for Health Statistics also states that the primary reason given for lack of health
About 1.5 million Americans live in nursing homes, and about 22% of the 5.3 million people 85 or older had a nursing home stay in 2006. There are an estimated 16,000 nursing homes in this country, with 66% percent operating as a for-profit business, 27% as a not-for-profit organization and 7% as a government agency.
9 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore 1. Sudden Intense Headache 2. Chest Pain 3. Unexplained Weight Loss 4. Unusual Bleeding 5. High or Persistent Fever 6. Shortness of Breath 7. Sudden Confusion 8. Swelling in the Legs 9. Sudden or severe abdominal pain http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-12-2012/symptoms-you-should-never-ignore.1.html