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Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Taking a Look at Medicare Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Two few Medicare patients, women and non-white patients, participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, says findings in a recently published study in American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. This observational studies and identified the populations and regions most at risk for suboptimal cardiac rehabilitation.…

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National Study Says SNF Occupancy Rates on the Increase.

Last month, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) reported that the occupancy in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reached 83.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019, this being the first year-over-year increase since January 2015. NIC’s first quarter 2019 Skilled Nursing Data Report showed increased occupancy in both rural and urban…

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Senate Aging Committee Seeks Comments on Preventing Falls

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate  Special Committee on Aging, requests staff of Meadowbrook Care Center, New Jersey’s aging network and state officials overseeing the programs and delivery of services to the Garden State’s aging population, to provide recommendations to reduce senior’s risk of…

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Despite Benefits, Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy

Medicare beneficiaries, recovering from strokes, receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during their hospital stays despite evidence that such rehabilitation is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, finds a newly released study by at Providence, Rhode Island-based Brown University.  The data also suggests that patients who receive more physical therapy (PT) are less…

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Meadowbrook Care Center: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rehab

You may find yourself in the position of having to choose between your being discharged to your home or to Meadowbrook Care Center, a rehabilitation facility, to recover after accident, illness, or medical procedure.   Research tells us that you recover faster and have better medical outcomes when put in a facility that focuses on rehab.…

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