New Law Helps Seniors get into and Stay in Illinois Nursing Homes

By Georgette Braun, Staff writer  ROCKFORD — Low-income seniors, the disabled and their families will find it easier to apply for and keep Medicaid benefits for long-term nursing home care as a result of two Senate bills signed Thursday by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner signed SB 2385 and SB 2913 at Amberwood Care Center before dozens of attendees, including legislators…

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Reduce Hospital Readmissions with Longer Home Health Visits

By Amy Baxter Home health care visits that are longer by just one minute may be tied to lower hospital readmission rates. That’s the key finding from a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). “We obviously see an effect,” Guy David, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and author of the research, told Home Health Care News.…

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What to Know About COPD

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe, according to the National Institute of Health. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, increased mucus production and chest tightness. The slowly developing disease impacts how the lungs interact with air flowing through them, reducing the amount of oxygen that…