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2019 Employee of the 1st Quarter

2019 Employee of the 1st Quarter

Linda Viteritti, RN Linda graduated from the University of Scranton in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She started her nursing career in the hospital setting where she worked in various departments including Medical Surgical and Cardio Thoracic Recovery. After a hiatus in nursing to raise and manage her family, Linda decided to take her nursing career…

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2018 Employee of the 4th Quarter

2018 Employee of the 4th Quarter

Mary Kate Gildea Craig, PT Mary Kate graduated from the University of Scranton in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. She has been practicing in a variety of settings for the past five years including skilled nursing, early intervention, and home health. Working in home health at Associated Family…

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2018 Employee of the Quarter: Nicole MacLeod

2018 Employee of the Quarter: Nicole MacLeod

Nicole MacLeod is a graduate of Wilkes University with her BSN in 2008. Nicole obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing Education in 2015. She has been a nurse for 10 years and has provided care to patients in all stages of life, from birth to geriatrics, as well as Hospice care. When Nicole joined the Associated Family Home Care Team,…

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Medicaid eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries who need long-term care in the home or community

Medicaid eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries who need long-term care in the home or community

All states have at least one Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waiver program that provides general health coverage and coverage for certain services to help you stay at home or in a community-based setting (for example, in an assisted living facility). Remember that Medicare only covers home health care if you meet certain criteria, such as being homebound and…

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The Right to Choose Providers

The Right to Choose Providers

By Joy Hicks All patients have the right to choose the provider who renders health care services to them. This is typically in reference to patient referrals from physicians and hospitals. Physicians and hospitals often refer patients to specialists, home health care, long-term facilities or other health care professionals for further care outside of their expertise or ability to provide continuity…

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