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What Percentage of Seniors Have Arthritis?

For many aging adults, arthritis is something that happens daily, affecting one's ability to do daily tasks and perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, almost half of all people…
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Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Nursing Home

Here are some things to consider when choosing a nursing home facility for your loved one: Is the specific nursing home Medicare certified (passed an inspection conducted by a state government agency)? Is the nursing home licensed in your state?…
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What Types of Nursing Homes Are There?

While some nursing homes try to resemble homes, others are set up like hospitals with medical staff, occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Homelike nursing homes usually don’t stick to a fixed daily schedule, and staff members are allowed and encouraged…
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What Is In-Home Care?

Home care is non-medical care that involves providing supervisory care, helping the person who receives care with their activities of daily living. Home care services may include assistance with day-to-day activities such as cleaning and other chores and helping with…
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Why is Home Care Better than a Nursing Home?

Many aging people decide to stay within their home’s familiar surroundings and keep their independence for as long as possible. Nevertheless, many aging adults need some sort of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Many of them also have…
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What is the NHS Two-Weeks Rule?

As of April 1st, 2010, you have the urgent two-week referral right. The two-weeks rule means you your doctor urgently refers you to a specialist. You will be offered an appointment with a hospital specialist within two weeks of your…
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What Does Fast Track NHS Mean?

The National Health Service (NHS) fast track funding process allows you to obtain funding to cover the full cost of your loved one’s care in place within 48 hours. NHS Continuing Healthcare Fast Track funding is for patients with a…
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What does Fast Track Discharge Mean?

A fast track discharge plan is for patients with a rapidly deteriorating illness who may be entering a terminal phase. The aim of fast track discharge from the hospital is to transfer the patient to a preferred place of care,…
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Can Paramedics Make You Go to the Hospital?

No, they cannot. Emergency personnel can encourage you to go to the hospital, ask questions, listen, and reflect. However, it is your right to decide whether and how you will get to the hospital.
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How Do I Appeal a Hospital Discharge?

If you believe that you are being discharged from a hospital too early, you can appeal to hospital discharge. You can contact the Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for an immediate review of your case. You may…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.