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Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually

Photo: Elderly woman gets help to get up from a chair [05/11/2014] The price tag for informal caregiving of elderly people by friends and relatives in the United States comes to $522 billion a year, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Replacing that care with unskilled paid care at minimum wage would cost $221 billion, while replacing it with skilled nursing care would cost $642 billion annually.Cost of informal caregiving for US elderly is $522 billion annually - Read more

Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on

Photo: Elderly man with a wheeled walker [29/10/2014] New data shows that healthcare and personal costs to support survivors of stroke remains high 10 years on. The Monash University research is the first to look at the long-term costs for the two main causes of stroke; ischemic where the blood supply stops due to a blood clot, and hemorrhagic, which occurs when a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts.Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on - Read more

"Rehabilitation must not be cost cut to death"

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[01/10/2014] Whether it’s a patient in rehabilitation or someone that’s employed in this sector – the nationwide German campaign "My Rehabilitation – My Life" wants to mobilize both target groups to improve the reputation of rehabilitation in Germany. After all, the sector doesn’t perform as well financially as its proponents would like."Rehabilitation must not be cost cut to death" - Read more

Autism spectrum disorder: Lifetime costs may reach $2.4 million per patient

Photo: Hand underlining the word [18/06/2014] Costs for a lifetime of support for each individual with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may reach $2.4 million, according to a new study from researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.Autism spectrum disorder: Lifetime costs may reach $2.4 million per patient - Read more

ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage

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[15/01/2014] Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK.ADHD Linked to Social and Economic Disadvantage - Read more

Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees

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Photo: Elderly couple and financial documents [28/10/2013] As older workers increasingly contemplate delaying retirement or putting it off entirely, they should also consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans such as IRAs and 401(k) accounts, says a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement benefits.Retirement Expert: Financial Planning Important for Non-Retirees - Read more

Meals for More Seniors Could Save some States Money

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Photo: Man with food [09/10/2013] Home-delivered meals bring not only food to seniors but also the opportunity to remain in their homes. Meals for More Seniors Could Save some States Money - Read more

Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality

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[10/06/2013] When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows.Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality - Read more

 
 

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