Archive for October, 2016

How Do Palliative and Hospice Care Differ?

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Palliative care is an emerging medical specialty that is often misunderstood. Taken literally, to palliate means to alleviate or soothe. Palliative care focuses on treating the symptoms of serious illness, not on curing the underlying disease. People use the terms hospice and palliative care interchangeably, but there are important distinctions.

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A Victory for Consumer Rights

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Last Wednesday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a final rule that will reinstate the right of nursing home residents to sue in a court of law to resolve their complaints. The new rule, which takes effect on November 28, will cut off federal funds to nursing homes Read More…

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