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VA Expands Program to Bring EHRs Home
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VA Expands Program to Bring EHRs Home

Government Health IT, October 15, 2010 By Mary Mosquera Washington, DC — The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to expand its use of information technology and telecommunications – including mobile and landline phones and video conferencing – to deliver healthcare to aging veterans and others who suffer from chronic conditions, according to senior telehealth officials....

Home Health Nurses Keep Track of Elderly in the Heat
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Home Health Nurses Keep Track of Elderly in the Heat

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2010 By Brooke Minters PHILADELPHIA, PA — The fan was cranked up high in the ovenlike living room when home health nurse Monica Coleman entered the East Oak Lane home Wednesday. Coleman, 51, with the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia, was there to check on Sandra Randolph, 67, who had...

Consumers to Take Health Monitoring Home
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Consumers to Take Health Monitoring Home

Home Healthcare News, May 06, 2010 By Bernie Monegain, Editor AUSTIN, TX – By 2013, the shipments of home-use telehealth devices, such as digital  blood-glucose meters and pulse oximeters, will top 2 million, according to a new report from InMedica, the medical research division of IMS Research. As the use of telehealth grows, more people...

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In-Service: Re-hospitalization Prevention

Pavilion Medical Home Care and Staffing takes pride in preventing re-hospitalization prevention in their patients through industry developed clinical techniques. If you would like to learn more please contact the office at 703-299-9898 or email: info@pavilionmedical.com and representative from our agency will come out and provide on-site in-service.

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Norovirus Prevention and Protection

We have all fallen victim to the stomach flu from time to time. Commonly, the guilty culprit is norovirus. This nasty little bug can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or cramps, diarrhea, body aches, malaise, fever, and muscle pain. For older adults and people with underlying disease, the Mayo Clinic advises that the symptoms of...

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Patient-centered Care: Reducing Hospital Readmission

If someone asked you how to reduce the chances of hospital readmission, what would you suggest? The answer may be easier than you think. According to the Mayo Clinic, specific steps can be taken to reduce readmission by 20 percent, and even as high as 40 percent.   Although patients are ready for discharge after hospitals address...

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Dancing Dementia Away

As we head into the new year, Pavilion would like to share important information that reduces the risk of dementia and brings a little extra cheer to this holiday season. A recent, 20-year study demonstrates that elderly people who danced reduced their chance of getting Dementia by 76 percent, according to AgingCare.com[1]. The combination of...

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6 Tips For A Fall-Free Winter

This winter brings joy and cheer, as well as inclement weather which increases the risk for falls and fall related injuries. Check out these quick tips on how you can prevent falls for you or a loved one this holiday season. 1.) Wear the Correct Footwear. Be sure to wear shoes and boots that provide good...