No one wants to think about the likelihood of unfortunate events. Death, accidents, illness - we avoid these topics like the plague (both literally and figuratively). Why? Because they make us sad, because they make us uncomfortable, because sometimes superstition gets the best of us and we don’t want to tempt fate. But as difficult as they may be, these are important conversations to have with your loved ones or potential caregivers now, so that if and when the time comes, your wishes are clear. What we’re talking about is an advance healthcare directive. Here’s everything you need to know.
In 1930, house calls were standard practice for physicians, accounting for approximately 40 percent of patient visits. By 1950, this number had fallen to 10 percent, and by 1980, only about 1 percent of patient visits happened in the home. But as they say, everything old is new again, and with the coming demographic changes, it seems doctors may be making more home visits in the near future.
Diabetes and depression can each be conditions with devastation consequences on their own, let alone when a single individual suffers from both. Often times, the symptoms of one can exaggerate and accelerate the symptoms of the other, but fear not! There are a few simple steps you can follow to alleviate the symptoms and prevent the onset of both.
MD at Home is seeking dedicated physicians to provide in-home medical care to patients all over the Chicagoland area. The ideal candidate has a passion for homecare and understands the profound benefits that home medical care can have in a patient's life.
PACE is a program provided by Medicare and Medicaid that seeks to meet people where they're at. The goal of the program is to encourage community and home-based care as an alternative to nursing homes and other care facilities. Recently, the PACE program has undergone some changes to adapt to our rapidly-growing world and technological advancements in the healthcare sector.