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The body mass index (BMI) is an approximate measure of body fat. It is a figure that can indicate if your weight is healthy for your height. BMI is used to screen for weight categories that could potentially lead to health problems. Find out more here.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Good communication with your doctor is important. You have a right to understand everything your doctor tells you about your health. Find resources here on how best to interact with your doctor if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


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A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. As caregivers, we want to support our loved ones and help them enjoy the healthiest lives possible. But what is the best way to do that? Check out these resources from the American Diabetes Association


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Advance care planning can be a gift you give yourself and your family. It is about doing what you can to ensure that your wishes and preferences are consistent with the health care treatment you might receive if you were unable to speak for yourself or make your own decisions. Here are some resources to get this process started.


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The single most important way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your health care team. That means taking part in every decision about your health care. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. Find out more here.


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Every day, patients get infections in health care facilities while they are being treated for something else. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical effects. Worst of all they can be deadly. Find out ways to protect yourself and loved ones here.


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As people get older, physiological changes occur in their bodies as a natural part of aging. Physical changes due to aging can occur in almost every organ and can affect seniors' health and lifestyle. Check out the resources on a multitude of topics.


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Your medicines come with specific instructions for use, and they can affect your body differently depending on when and how you take them. Check out these tips for improving your medication taking.


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Advance care planning is making decisions about the health care you want to receive if you happen to become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences and discussions with your loved ones. Check out this website for resources on Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives.


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As a caregiver, you tend to put others first. How do you put yourself first? Here are some reources around losing weight, exercises, super-healing foods, improving strength and flexibility, and more.


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Most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt, and the vast majority of sodium we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium is bad for your health. Check out these resources on reducing your sodium intake, with recommendations for healthy recipes.


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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019. CMS will begin mailing new cards in April 2018, which will have a unique and randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier in place of the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number. By removing SSNs, CMS will fight identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars.


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A resource to find hospice services


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A resource on both hospice and palliative care


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Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Person and Family Engagement webpage to learn about key tenets and foundational principles CMS has outlined to implement a person and family engagement strategy in your organization. You can download the CMS Person and Family Engagement Strategic Plan and Strategy documents as well.


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