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13Jul, 2016

4 Star Agency

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PEOPLES HOME HEALTH EXCELS TO 4-STAR AGENCY   Home Health Star Ratings CMS established the Home Health Compare (HHC) website on Medicare.gov as a key tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider.  It is designed to be an easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality.  However, even the information on HHC can seem like “too much of a good thing” to consumers faced with an urgent need to make a choice – too much information, too many measures to consider. Therefore, CMS has
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17May, 2016

Communication Takes Care for Baby Boomers and Beyond

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  Communication Takes Care for Baby Boomers and Beyond Treatment for Hearing Loss, Speech/Language Issues, and Swallowing Disorders Can Contribute to Vastly Improved Quality of Life   The ability to speak, hear, and understand language and conversation are central to almost every aspect of daily life. Yet, these skills are often taken for granted until someone loses them. For older Americans, communication disorders are among the most common challenges they may face. Unfortunately, these disorders may go untreated for years—or may never be treated.   Often, lack of treatment or
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10May, 2016

COVENANT CARE ACQUIRES PEOPLES HOME HEALTH

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COVENANT CARE ACQUIRES PEOPLES HOME HEALTH   Transaction adds home health services to expanding not-for-profit. Pensacola, Fla., May 9, 2016 – Covenant Care today announced a significant expansion of its services with the acquisition of Pensacola-based Peoples Home Health, a Medicare-certified home health provider serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida. This transaction demonstrates Covenant Care’s commitment to expand its service offerings beyond its core hospice services, an objective announced during the recent brand transition from Covenant Hospice to Covenant Care.   “Our rebranding signaled the beginning
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1Mar, 2016

Celebrating Social Workers

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Social Work Month 2016 Our nation’s more than 600,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent. They confront some of the most challenging issues; facing individuals, families, communities and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential. We celebrate the contributions and say thank you to our amazing social workers!   Social Work Profession According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 19% between 2012
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29Jan, 2016

Heart Disease in the United States

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Learn even more about heart disease and its risk factors. It’s vital for everyone to know the simple facts about heart disease. Heart Disease in the United States Around 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every single year– that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1. Heart disease is the primary cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing more
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1Oct, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.   National Breast Cancer Foundation    At a Glance Estimated New Cases in 2015: 231,840 % of All New Cancer Cases: 14.0% Estimated Deaths in 2015: 40,290 % of All Cancer Deaths: 6.8% Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of
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