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Could You Be a Helicopter Child?

We have all known helicopter parents, particularly when a child leaves for college. In fact, we could possibly be guilty of hovering a bit too closely ourselves. Discovering that ideal balance between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not always straightforward.

And now, due to the increased number of sandwich generationers providing care for both children and aging parents,

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Successful Hospitals Provide Tips on How They Reduced Hospital Readmissions

For hospitals, reducing readmission rates among high-risk patients is vital. The article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” posted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), reports successful efforts from four hospitals with low 30-day readmission rates, in part, due to collaborating with inpatient and outpatient providers such as home care providers to provide a continuum of care.

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Reduced Readmissions: Creating Smooth Transitions from Hospital to Home

Thanks to recent healthcare reform regulations, hospitals today are under increased pressure to reduce patient readmissions in order to avoid costly fines. It’s a big battle to fight, considering that nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30 days, translating to approximately 2.6 million seniors at a cost of over $26 billion every year.

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