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Ask The Expert: Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Dr. Robert Daly, M.D., FCCP, Medical Director of Select Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: What is Select Specialty Hospital?   A: Select Specialty Hospital focuses on extended hospital care for the medically complex, catastrophically injured and chronically critically ill patient. These specialized acute care hospitals fill…

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Ask The Expert: Adult Day Care Kimberly Smith, Immediate Past President of Indiana Association of Adult Day Services & Administrator of Golden Gardens Adult Day Center in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: What are Adult Day Services? A: Adult Day Services are resources for the aging adult with physical or cognitive impairments that offers an intermediate step…

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Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Chyle Morgan, Director of Clinical Services for Best Choice Home Care in Indianapolis, IN   Q: What is Home Health Care? A: Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient,…

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Ask The Expert: Palliative Medicine Kim Haag, MSN, APRN, ANP-C with AseraCare in Indianapolis, Indiana   Q: What is Palliative Medicine? A: Palliative Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on improving a persons overall quality of life through pain and symptom management, clarification of Goals of Care, and other medically necessary care interventions for…

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Ask The Expert: Memory Care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Ehresman, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis   Q: After much soul searching and careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer care for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease approximately 2 years ago. I thought making…

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Ask The Expert: Moving Services Joshua Baxter, President and CEO of Here to There Senior Moving Services in Miamisburg, Ohio   Q: What do senior move managers do? A: We handle the moving details so our senior customers and their families and friends do not have to. Moving is a stressful life event. It is…

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Ask The Expert: Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Rhonda Johnson, Director of Admissions, Indiana Masonic Home in Indianapolis, IN     After a hospital stay or post-surgery, or if a work-or-medical-related condition needs attention, you have one goal: To get back to living. To return to good health and the life you love with comfort and confidence,…

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Ask The Expert: Independent Living Marketing Director for Clearwater Commons in Indianapolis, IN     Q: Why should we consider Independent Living when our mortgage is paid for?   A: This is the most common question asked. I know it probably seems like you are saving money staying in your home for as long as…

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When you’re in the hospital, all you can think about is getting back home. So when the discharge planner suggests a short-term stay at a Skilled Nursing Facility, it probably feels like a detour to you. But the truth of the matter is that this pit stop can often be the most direct route to…