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Why Receiving Hospital Care in the Home Helps People Living with Dementia Maintain Their Wellbeing

Experiencing a backslide in one’s level of physical fitness and wellness – also known as deconditioning – during a hospital stay is difficult for anyone and is especially challenging for people suffering from dementia. Issues like bedsores, loss of muscle mass and general weakness are sometimes felt by patients during a hospital visit. For people living with dementia, challenges like these are exacerbated alongside the mental struggle of just being in the hospital.

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Why People Living with Dementia Heal Better in a Familiar Environment

There really is no place like home for the more than 6 million Americans living with dementia. These individuals face memory loss and other cognitive barriers that are severe enough to interfere with daily life, both in familiar and unfamiliar environments. This is why a trip to the hospital can turn someone living with dementia’s world upside down, often leading to delirium, functional decline, and distress.

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Contessa Congratulates Dr. Meena Seshamani as the new Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare

Contessa congratulates Dr. Meena Seshamani on her appointment as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare. Dr. Seshamani has a history of increasing access to innovative care models, and we look forward to working with her to make hospital-level care at home a realistic, high-quality option for all Medicare recipients.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Care at Home admits its 100th patient

On June 9th, 2021, Dalton Shockley admitted the 100th patient into the Saint Thomas Hospital Care at Home program, marking a significant milestone in the program’s success in delivering hospital-level care in the home.

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Contessa Congratulates Chiquita Brooks-Lasure as the new administrator of CMS

Contessa congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her confirmation as the new administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Over decades of public service, Brooks-LaSure has been a vocal advocate for expanding access to proven healthcare services. Her record shows a firm understanding of the vital role the government plays in encouraging and recognizing patient-focused innovation. The ability of the Medicare and Medicaid programs to quickly adapt to new models of care has never been more important, and we are eager to begin working with CMS under her leadership to shape the future of acute care delivery.

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Contessa Congratulates Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services

Contessa congratulates and welcomes Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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