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Assisted Living

Assisted living is for adults who need help with everyday tasks. They may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, or using the bathroom, but they don’t need full-time nursing care. Some assisted living facilities are part of retirement communities. Others are near nursing homes, so a person can move easily if needs change. Assisted living […]

Caregivers

Caregivers provide help to another person in need. The person receiving care may be an adult – often a parent or a spouse – or a child with special medical needs. Some caregivers are family members. Others are paid. They do many things: Shop for food and cook Clean the house Pay bills Give medicine […]

Financial Assistance

Health care can be costly. If you have health insurance, it usually pays at least part of your medical costs. If you don’t have insurance or need help with costs that aren’t covered, financial assistance might be available. Certain government programs and nonprofit organizations can help. You can also discuss concerns about paying your medical […]

Home Care Services

Home care is care that allows a person with special needs stay in their home. It might be for people who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. Home care services include Personal care, such as help with bathing, washing your hair, or getting dressed Homemaking, such as cleaning, yard work, […]

Medicare

Medicare is the U.S. government’s health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Some people under age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too. They include those with disabilities, permanent kidney failure, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medicare helps with the cost of health care. It does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of […]

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Part D is the name of Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. It’s insurance that helps people pay for prescription drugs. It is available to everyone who has Medicare. It provides protection if you pay high drug costs or have unexpected prescription drug bills. It doesn’t cover all costs. You have to pay part of the cost […]

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a place for people who don’t need to be in a hospital but can’t be cared for at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day. Some nursing homes are set up like a hospital. The staff provides medical care, as well as […]

Occupational Health for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare workers are exposed to many job hazards. These can include Infections Needle injuries Back injuries Allergy-causing substances Violence Stress Follow good job safety and injury prevention practices. They can reduce your risk of health problems. Use protective equipment, follow infection control guidelines, learn the right way to lift heavy objects, and find ways to […]

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