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Rehabilitation Care at Home: Beyond Home Health

Traditionally, patients that require medically-necessary rehabilitation care are offered placement in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or subacute rehab (SAR) to receive these services. In…

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Care at Home, Dementia, and Reducing the Risk of Deconditioning

Deconditioning, or a decline in physical fitness and wellness during a hospital stay, is challenging for anyone but especially difficult for people living with dementia….

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“I really learned how to be involved and take care of myself.”

Michael is usually healthy and active, always in motion at his job managing a restaurant and never letting much slow him down. It was a…

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Perry and his wife Cheryl

“It actively supports and encourages independence.”

While many of us require more help as we age, maintaining a degree of independence is important. Perry and his wife Cheryl have found this…

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Sowjanya Bapani, Marshfield Clinic Health System 

Dr. Sowjanya Bapani’s journey as a hospitalist working with the Marshfield Clinic Home Recovery Care program began in 2016, when the program was still new….

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“I got better rest and I think the medication worked better too.” 

At the end of January, Virgina Mason Franciscan Health rolled out their brand-new Home Recovery Care program at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA….

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Rehabilitation Care at Home and its Value to Communities and Hospitals

In 2017 Contessa introduced a unique alternative to subacute rehabilitation (SAR) and traditional skilled nursing facilities (SNFs): our Rehabilitation Care at Home program. Now into…

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“I was very impressed. It is a very well-oiled machine, for sure.” 

Don and his wife Sally were no strangers to the symptoms caused by his congestive heart failure like shortness of breath, wheezing and fatigue, but…

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Palliative Care and its Role in Chronic Conditions

At its inception, palliative care was interwoven with the hospice movement, and because of this it is often perceived as solely a component of hospice…

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