If you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, it might be time to your loved one’s doctor if a referral for home care services is appropriate.
Despite differing opinions on health-care reform, there is general consensus on at least one critical issue: most everyone agrees it’s time for the country to get serious about electronic health records.
Chronic pain is common and becomes more so as we grow older. In fact, after the age of 60, one in three people lives with chronic pain.
But many people who have headaches, especially those who have recurrent headaches severe enough to interfere with work and other activities, may in fact have migraines and not know it.
Swedish Community Health is a pilot program, built on a model called the patient-centered medical home. The focus is on wellness, disease prevention and day-to-day management of chronic illnesses.
Researchers at Swedish Medical Center hope to develop “individualized” treatments for patients with brain cancer that will be more effective than standard approaches.