On this program we are answering your questions about how to get your Veteran the help they need from the Veterans Administration. Please join us with special guests Dr. Angela Catic, Geriatrics Specialist and Bonnie Garnette, Deputy Chief of Social Work at the DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston as we talk about programs that can help your or your loved one and many are at little to no cost. For more information you can call 800-827-1000or go to VA.gov
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If your Mom or Dad or someone you know is getting too many frequent flier miles from the Ambulance crew, join us for the next hour as we clear away the confusion and answer your questions about this life altering program and how it can help your loved ones!
You may not know that Home Health Care is one of only two programs in all of Medicare that has no co-pay and no out of pocket cost because every time it is studied it is proven that having seniors receive Home Health Care keeps them out of the hospital and being in a hospital is the most expensive place they can be.
By providing in home nursing and therapy Home health care reduces hospital re-admissions in many ways, including reducing medication errors and reducing the incidence of falls.
Research shows that 75 percent of Medicare hospital readmissions (that’s 4.4 million patients a year) may be preventable.
Unfortunately, studies also show that one in five Medicare hospital discharges are followed by an adverse event and re-admission to the hospital within 30 days, usually related to medication mismanagement or a fall.
At any given moment about 50,000 seniors in the Houston Metro area are receiving Home Health Care under the Medicare program. What you probably don’t know is that there are another 50,000 to 75,000 seniors that should be getting it but are not simply because they don’t know about the program and how it can help them or how it can help your Mom or your Dad.
And the real shame is that these seniors, many of who are needlessly suffering, can have this life changing service at no out of pocket cost to them.