Home Healthcare

Date Posted
Article Title
4/21/2017
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

8/9/2016
Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

6/8/2015
Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

5/10/2013
Insomnia Hints at Future Hospitalization

Large U.S study also found greater odds of home health care use in people with sleep problem

4/15/2013
Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

5/9/2011
Health Tip: Caregivers, Don't Ignore Your Own Health

Suggestions to help you stay well

1/18/2011
New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements

10/28/2010
Health Tip: How Caregivers Can Help

Ways they can assist with everyday tasks

6/24/2010
Health Tip: Recognizing Caregiver Stress

Here are typical warning signs

4/16/2010
Health Tip: Caregivers, Take Time to Relax

Don't let your relationship suffer

3/2/2010
Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

Risk highest among those who had mechanical ventilation, study finds

12/31/2009
As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change

Elder boom could strain resources with not just more but sicker residents

8/10/2009
Staph Infection May Follow People Home From Hospital

But MRSA transmission did not cause infection among caregivers in study

8/4/2009
Elder Abuse, Neglect Make Early Death Far More Likely

Finding illustrates need to report suspected problems, expert says

5/29/2009
Health Tip: How a Caregiver Can Help

A list of typical responsibilities

5/28/2009
Health Tip: Alleviate Caregiver Stress

Suggestions to ease the burden

5/21/2009
Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go

Overnight procedure allows longer filtering, which experts prefer

5/8/2009
Not All Caregivers Are Stressed and Depressed

Some discover satisfaction in challenging role, survey finds

4/24/2009
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers

Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

3/24/2009
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple

Experts urge greater investment in research to stem 'crippling' expenses

3/18/2009
Health Tip: Lifting Safety for Caregivers

Suggestions to avoid injury

3/6/2009
Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable

Study finds that nurse-led rather than doctor-led care saves about $722 per patient

12/19/2008
Caregiving May Lengthen Life

Taking care of spouse decreases risk of death, study finds

11/20/2008
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient

Study finds those tending Alzheimer's relatives at risk for hospital visits of their own

11/18/2008
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue

These in-home companions could aid, watch over frail elderly, experts say

10/27/2008
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22

Journalist Gail Sheehy's painful passage through U.S. health system echoes that of many caregivers

10/23/2008
Health Tip: Communicating With a Loved One's Doctor

When you're the primary caregiver

9/22/2008
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents

Study confirms health decline in middle-aged adults juggling chores for 2 lives

9/15/2008
Health Tip: Helping a Loved One Heal

Suggestions for caregivers

8/28/2008
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression

7/19/2008
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly

Not all homes are the same, but common sense measures can reduce the risk, expert says

7/2/2008
6/7/2008
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page

Math converts two systems into better measurement, study says

5/18/2008
Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers

They're 4 to 5 times more likely to suffer symptoms, but trained counselors could help

5/11/2008
Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies

Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

5/2/2008
3/4/2008
6/21/2007
Computerized Medication Box Approved

EMMA system helps caregivers and patients avoid dosing errors

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Responsibilities of Caregivers

Be prepared before you assume the job

3/19/2007
Health Tip: Take Care of the Caregiver

Suggestions to reduce stress

1/16/2007
Health Tip: Using Hospice

Services focus on physical, emotional and spiritual support

9/6/2006
Home Visits Boost Mammography Rates for Rural Poor

Almost half of study group went on to get exams, study finds

8/31/2006
Home Visits Cut Death Risk for Seniors

Swedish study finds health worker interventions cut mortality rate in half

1/17/2006
Health Tip: Bedsores Should Be Treated Promptly

Relieve pressure and clean the area

12/19/2002
Care for Caregivers

Prevent burnout

11/11/2001
Caregivers Need Care, Too

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to acknowledge the contribution made by selfless individuals