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Reduce Alzheimer's-Related Hospitalizations with Dr. Craven at HCA's 40th Annual Conference In Just 2 Weeks

According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or related dementias, and such deaths have increased 123% at the same time that deaths from heart disease dropped 11%. These conditions cost the nation $277 billion annually, with an estimated rise to $1.1 trillion by 2050.

The toll is equally enormous in terms of the emotional, health and wellbeing impact on families and unpaid caregiver's, as shown in a recent 60 Minutes Segment following a Staten Island couple through ten years of the disease's progression.

These are among countless reasons why home care providers should revisit their strategies for addressing the condition and its impact on co-morbidities.

HCA's 40th Annual Conference in just two weeks will feature an important segment on Reducing Hospital Readmissions in the Elderly Population with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, presented by Dr. Amy Craven, Vice President at C&V Senior Care Specialists, which helps organizations nationally on their strategies for tacking this tragic condition.

One in seven hospital admissions attributable to Alzheimer's disease are potentially avoidable, unnecessarily costing Medicare $2.6 billion annually, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Because of its effect on memory, thinking and behavior, Alzheimer's disease can significantly interfere and complicate the management of other chronic conditions, increasing the risk for hospitalizations that may be preventable with proactive care.

Dr. Craven will address caregiver education to recognize the behavior issues and teach strategies to deal with those behaviors in ways that can ultimately reduce avoidable hospitalizations, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs. These lessons can be incorporated by your agency's clinical directors as part of a cohesive approach to managing the risks of Alzheimer's and other cognitive conditions


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