Jeff Heaphy, partner and practice unit manager for continuing care for
Plante & Moran consultants, finds "further consolidation in the marketplace with providers who are struggling to stay above water looking for exit strategies, most likely sales of buildings or sales of operating rights/CONs to other providers who are able to put in a more efficient cost delivery system for resident care.
Ironically, health care organizations suffer a double hit because they are squeezed between providing health care for
employees and stingy third-party payment formulas.
Because there are no restrictions on how the cash is used, it can be used to help pay for care for
a spouse, family member or friend.
That includes estimating how many will be eligible for nursing home care based on law and VA policy, and to what extent veterans will need short-stay care after an acute medical incident or extended care for
Pushed by large employers who are eager to know what they are buying when they purchase health care for
their employees, an outfit called the National Committee for Quality Assurance today ranks health-care plans on 17 different performance measures.
The steps outlined below should help accomplish the goal of limiting the rate of increase of health care costs while ensuring better quality care for
People don't believe they're provided with common courtesies or with a basic level of care for
their own dignity.
Otherwise, says Willging, home care will be far more expensive than facility-based care for
a very simple reason: Sending a nurse out to 100 different clients is more expensive than having 100 different clients in one place for the nurse.
4 percent of families with children under the age of 6 had mothers employed full-time, it is time for the United States to provide high quality, publicly-supported child care for
all working mothers.
This includes: an option of consumer-directed paraprofessional care; a service of specialized and highly trained home care aides; respite care for
families; consumer peer training; care management; and social day care.
A report on child care for
low-income families by the National Research Council notes, "Virtually all parents who use child care indicate that they are satisfied with their current child care arrangements.
Consequently, the purposes of this article are as follows: (1) to define managed care and examine its components; (2) to discuss the inherent contradictions between rehabilitation philosophy and health care reform; (3) to explore the components of public health care programs; and (4) to examine the merits of national health care for
persons with disabilities.
Preventative care for
the poor and care for
the terminally ill.
Although not affiliated with a group practice, Wilkerson had a managed care contract with an HMO (health maintenance organization) subsidiary of Capital Care to provide medical care for
federal government employees.
Smart and her husband are reasonably well off, and have the means to provide good care for