Nursefinders, Inc., one of the nation's largest healthcare staffing providers, today announced the launch of a new Web site for its Home Care Division, www.nursefindershomecare.com. The site was created for individuals who need quality in-home nursing or aide services to care for elderly, disabled, or otherwise ill or recovering patients.
The site features accurate, current health and medical information about common diseases including: Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes and others. Patients and family members can find practical information about common symptoms, treatments and disease management programs. Other caregiver resources include managing stress, balancing needs, inspiring quotes and helpful links to additional resources.
“The need for home care solutions is growing rapidly, particularly among adults balancing responsibilities for aging parents, children, and their careers,” says Linda Sheffield, President and COO of Nursefinders Patient Care Services Division. “Our intent is to create a resourceful site where family members can find good, accurate information and reputable home care services for their loved ones.”
According to the National Association of Homecare, approximately eight million Americans require some type of medical care in the home. The demand for home care is growing given the sheer size of the aging population and advances in medical technologies. For example, by 2030, there will be about 71.5 million people over 65, more than twice their number in 2000. And today, virtually any medical procedure short of surgery can be performed in a patient's home, says National Association of Homecare.
Home care also increases savings on health care and hospital stays without compromising recovery. A recent study in Journal of the American Medical Association reported savings of about 65 percent in a trial of post-acute home-based management by nurses. Another study in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reports that homecare directed by Advanced Practice Nurses reduced total costs of care for patients suffering from heart failure and co-morbid conditions, attributable to fewer and later hospitalizations and fewer deaths.
According to Sheffield, “Our new, dynamic Web site reflects our leadership position in the home care sector and is just one way of demonstrating our commitment to helping patients and their caregivers provide the most compassionate, best quality care.”
Nursefinders is also conducting a series of seminars across the country for families caring for individuals who suffer from diseases, such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. For more details, call 800-445-0459. Nursefinders, a division of Medfinders, Inc., has been a leader in nurse staffing for more than 30 years.
Nursefinders Home Care is a division of Nursefinders, Inc., one of the largest home care and healthcare staffing providers in the nation. Founded in 1974, Nursefinders Home Care is based in Arlington, Tex. and serves 25 U.S. markets, providing thousands of families with exceptional care for their loved ones. Nursefinders delivers at-home care for people of all ages, including skilled nursing, therapy, personal care and companionship. It specializes in caring for the aged, as well as in certain common diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes and heart disease. To learn more about Nursefinders Home Care, visit www.nursefindershomecare.com.
Medfinders Inc., based in Arlington, TX, provides nursing, allied healthcare and physician placement services through its Nursefinders, Nursefinders Travel, Club Staffing, National Healthcare Staffing, Resources on Call, TVL Healthcare, Linde Healthcare, and Kendall & Davis brands. Nursefinders’ Patient Care Division also provides home care services in 25 U.S. markets. Through its SingleSource Division, Medfinders is the largest provider of healthcare managed staffing programs (MSPs) in the industry. The company has approximately $500 million in gross billings and more than 100 offices across the U.S. and places more than 18,000 health care professionals in health care assignments each year. Medfinders is a portfolio company of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (“GS”). Goldman Sachs and a group of investors acquired Medfinders in 2007. To learn more about Medfinders, please visit www.medfinders.com.
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