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Senior Living: Understanding the difference

INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING ALSO KNOWN as retirement communities, independent senior living communities are designed for seniors 55 and older. They commonly offer apartment-style accommodations; however, some also offer cottages, condominiums, and single-family homes. Residents are seniors who do not require assistance with daily activities or 24/7 skilled nursing but may benefit from convenient services, senior-friendly …

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Ask a Physician Who Knows! — Understanding your medical records

1. What is a medical record? Every time you see a medical health provider, a record is kept of what transpired during the visit. These records are kept by physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers. The record contains your identifying information, medical history, medication and prescription lists, vitals, and results of testing, as …

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Improving health outcomes through medication adherence

  The goal of modern healthcare is essentially a positive lifestyle change. Doctors want to encourage effective behavior change to improve the health and quality of life for their patients. Studies show that a lack of compliance with prescribed drug therapy and other treatments contribute significantly to poor health outcomes. Doctors know that patients fare …

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