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Managing COPD: Care Resource’s Pulmonary Rehab Program

Published 09/19/2017

Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD) affects 30 million Americans suffering from progressive lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and non-reversible asthma. Many patients don’t acknowledge that they have it, thinking their breathlessness and coughing are just a normal part of aging. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath.  According to the COPD Foundation, about 20% of hospitalized patients are readmitted within 30 days, which proves that education and management of the disease is critical in preventing readmission's. Care Resource developed an in-home program specifically to help patients diagnosed with COPD. Its Pulmonary Rehab Program is focused on education...

Patients Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to be Readmitted

Published 06/12/2017

A recent article in Home Healthcare News notes that patients who refuse home health care services after being discharged from a hospital may be at higher risk of being readmitted. The article is based on a study from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and the United Hospital Fund (UHF).  The mission of a quality home health agency is to keep patients not only as independent as possible at home, but to avoid unscheduled hospital admissions. Readmission rates vary by diagnosis, with COPD patients returning to an acute care facility at a much high rate than other types of...

Orthopedic Home Rehab Program for Total Joint Replacements

Published 05/11/2017

Orthopedic Home Rehab Program for Total Joint Replacements (THR/TKR and Makoplasty) Julie A. Polseno, MSPT Regional Rehabilitation Director, Care Resource LLC Objective: To objectively measure the efficacy of home rehabilitation (Nursing/PT/OT) on improving functional patient outcomes and satisfaction and reducing health care costs associated with longer lengths of stay in acute hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and hospital readmissions. Additionally, to statistically measure the value of the pre-operative home PT visit at reducing SNF stays following acute hospitalization for Total Hip Replacement and Total/Partial Knee Replacement surgeries. We used data collected by home care clinicians (Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Registered Nurses) for patients who...

Patient Success: Post-Operative Rehab at Home

Published 03/01/2016

Our latest Success Story from a young woman who received skilled nursing and physical therapy at home following a hip joint replacement. With home rehabilitation from Care Resource following her surgery, she has improved drastically in all areas including walking, stair climbing, and more.