Study Finds Home Health Physical Therapy Lowers Re-Hospitalization Substantially

Home Health physical therapy visits can substantially lower the risk of re-hospitalization in older adults during a 60-day period, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). Re-hospitalizations are estimated to cost more than $41 billion per year, with older patients disproportionately at risk to encounter serious…

Study: Poor Communication from Hospitals to Home Health Puts Patients at Risk

Serious communications problems exist between hospitals and home health clinicians, putting the health of patients at risk, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study surveyed 50 home health care nurses, quality assurance clinicians, administrators and managers, finding that 60 percent of them reported receiving inadequate information to…