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Truths and Misconceptions About Hospice

Here, Saad Healthcare lists the truths and misconceptions about hospice: Misconception: Hospice is some place patients go to die. Truth: More than 80 percent of hospice takes place inside the home, which often is the place families and patients are most at-ease. Hospice is provided wherever the need exists. Misconception: It’s only for dying patients.…

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Hospice Care: How Can I Pay For It?

Patients who have a terminal illness usually don’t need to pay for hospice care. The costs of hospice care are covered by Medicare (via Medicare Hospice Benefit), The Veteran’s Health Administration, and Medicaid (within most states). Medicaid and Medicare Presently, the majority of hospice patients have their expenses covered by Medicare, via the Medicare Hospice…

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Dementia Care Services

Dementia care is often very challenging. The senior patient suffers from withdrawal, has mood swings, and wanders around lost in a world of their own. Most families are overwhelmed with the care that they need to provide in such circumstances. Saad Healthcare understands the struggles families and loved one’s face when caring for a senior…

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Hospice Care Services

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Hospice care focuses on managing pain and symptoms for people who are in the terminal phase of their lives. Saad Healthcare provides in-patient and in-home hospice care to patients. Our compassionate hospice services provide comfort and peace of mind to patients with life-limiting or advanced illness. Our services are available along the Mississippi and Alabama…

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Characteristics of a Good Senior Service Provider

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Do you know what qualities you should be on the lookout for when you’re selecting home healthcare service providers? First and foremost, home care must ensure that a client will stay well taken care of, safe and happy. Here’s a look at 3 qualities you should search for when you’re prepared to use a caring…

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High-Quality In-Home Nursing Care Will Help Improve Sleep

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As people age, their routines start changing, and in turn, their sleep patterns must be modified. It’s one reason why seniors are especially more susceptible to developing sleep disorders. That’s why senior groups and agencies are not only promoting general senior nursing health and care, but also taking time to inform the elderly about the…

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What You Should Know About Strokes

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There are two main types of stroke. The first one, referred to as an ischemic stroke, is triggered by a blood clot which plugs or blocks an artery or blood vessel in the brain. Around 80% of all strokes are ischemic. The 2nd one, referred to as a hemorrhagic stroke, is triggered by a blood…

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Home Care vs. Home Health Care

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The terms “home health” and “home care” sound similar; however, they offer very different services. Home care Home care offers help and compassion for elders who require help with daily tasks. Care levels differ by need, and may span from week-to-week meal preparation to incontinence assistance. Home care aides get trained to comprehend the nuances…

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How to Qualify for Disability with a Terminal Illness

Before going into hospice care, an individual must have a medical condition that’s expected to end life in a matter of 6 months. While that prognosis is standard for hospice qualifications, many folks live months, perhaps years past the 6-month prediction. In that time, disability benefits from the SSA (Social Security Administration) may offer financial…

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What To Do When A Hospice Patient Stops Drinking or Eating

Very few things are more difficult than watching a family member slip away due to a life-limiting illness. This experience is even more of a challenge when caregivers and family members observe that their hospice patient stops drinking and eating at the end of life.   Loved ones might worry: What can we do to…

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