Posts by Ruth Tarantine

Are YOU Receiving Patient-Centered Care?

While the U.S. has unrivaled status in many areas, health care is not one of them.  In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked the United States 37th in health care in the world.  In the years 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010, the Commonwealth Fund, an organization that conducts independent research on health care issues and provides grants to improve health care practice and policies, completed more studies. These studies compared the United States to six other...

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Sensory Impairment in Elders

By the NUMBERS Consider these facts about sensory impairment in older adults: 46%: Percentage of men 65 and older who have difficulty hearing 31%: Percentage of women 65 and older who have difficulty hearing 14%: Percentage of people 65 and older who have vision trouble 23%: Percentage of people 85 and older who have vision trouble 11%: Percentage of older women who have ever worn a hearing aid 18%: Percentage of older men who have ever worn a hearing aid Source: Older...

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Aging in Place

The first wave of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2012. Research shows that County and State resources will have difficulty keeping up with the high demand for services within the next 15 years. It’s crucial that you plan ahead. The likelihood of you aging in place increases with preplanning. Try to look at your home through the eyes of an 85 year old person. Where will you sleep? Is your bedroom on the first floor? Is your bathroom on the first floor? Will you have access...

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting our site. My brother Rick, and I, started this company after caring for our mother for a few years. We battled insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, the health system, and the legal system. She ultimately became the first patient with a tracheostomy in the state of Pennsylvania to be approved for Home Hemodialysis. It was an uphill battle but it was worth every step. We have learned a lot along the way despite us having well over 50 years of health...

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