Brain Research Science

We Have Science on the Brain!

As part of our mission to support medical science and research, Science Care donors are involved a variety of research projects dealing with the human brain. Even though many diseases and conditions affecting the brain have no cure, thanks to Science Care donors, medical researchers and institutions like the Miami Brain Endowment Bank™, more is being learned each year and the research looks promising.

In support of “National Autism Awareness Month” (April), we asked Deborah C. Mash PhD – Founder and Director, University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank™ to give us the details on Autism Spectrum Disorder. READ MORE

Post Acute Care Providers

Who are Post-Acute Care Providers?

When the hospital discharges a loved one, the family caregiver might not be prepared. After all, the accident or fall happened suddenly, and there was no time to plan the post-acute care. Who had time to do that? The entire family rallied to keep the family member comfortable in the hospital.

But now the discharge and your loved one cannot go home. They will need rehab therapy.

So, now what? You scramble for a rehab facility that provides post-acute care for recovering patients.

The first question many family members ask, does my loved one qualify for Medicare? The discharge planner tells you, “She needs help but doesn’t qualify for skilled nursing care, the kind Medicare covers.”READ MORE

Science Care reviews

A Letter to Science Care

“When my mother passed away last July, we had discussed donations as an option, as a family, but made no pre arrangements. Her passing was shocking, as it always is. Slow, yet sudden. I was the only one here to make decisions. When the mortuary was calling, asking what I wanted to do with her remains…I was in a daze and quite frankly at a total loss. I’d never done this before. My mother had just passed away and I was left with so many decisions. In a frenzy, I took to the internet to find options. READ MORE

Social Worker responsibility in caregiving

Social Worker’s Role in Patient Care and Advocacy

Social workers play a big role in hospital frontline services for patients and family members. According to a 2006 survey of licensed social workers, hospitals are the most common primary employment setting for them (Whitaker, Weismiller, Clark & Wilson, 2006.)

The Roles and Functions of Social Workers in Health Care

Their primary role helps patients and families understand an illness, come to terms with the emotions of a diagnosis, and provide counseling on the decisions. They are essential participants in the hospital medical teams; collaborating with doctors, nurses, and related health professionals. Social workers help the medical team members to recognize the emotional aspects of a patient’s illness.READ MORE

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