That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up. Health care is shifting in a fundamental way for millions of Americans. Some insurers are paying for rides to fitness centers and checking in with customers to help ward off loneliness. Hospital networks are hiring more workers to visit people at home and learn about their lives, not just their illnesses. The health care system is becoming more focused on keeping patients healthy instead of waiting to treat them once they become sick or wind up in the hospital. This isn't a new concept, but it's growing. Insurers are expanding what they pay for to confront rising costs, realizing that a person's health depends mostly on what happens outside a doctor's visit. "For many people, taking care of their blood pressure or their diabetes is not particularly high on their list when they don't … [Read more...] about Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJordan Rau July 7, 2018 ITHACA, N.Y. — Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate. The records for the first time reveal frequent and significant fluctuations in day-to-day staffing, with particularly large shortfalls on weekends. On the worst staffed days at an average facility, the new data show, on-duty personnel cared for nearly twice as many residents as they did when the staffing roster was fullest. The data, analyzed by Kaiser Health News, come from daily payroll records Medicare only recently began gathering and publishing from more than 14,000 nursing homes, as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years
Bethenny Frankel is the CEO of Skinnygirl, a brand empire she built through her role on the reality show “Real Housewives of New York.” In 2011 Frankel sold her line of cocktails for a reported $US100 million. Frankel explained how a difficult childhood and a lack of money for much of her career influenced the way she approached entrepreneurship and business opportunities. You may know Bethenny Frankel from her lead role on “The Real Housewives of New York City,” but don’t dismiss her as simply a reality-TV star. “I didn’t want to be on the show,” she told Business Insider for our podcast “Success! How I Did It.” “I thought it was going to be a bunch of drunk people acting crazy and a disaster. It was, and I ended up making money off of that, those drunk people.” Frankel’s name is the driving force behind an expanding empire of brands. She’s the brain behind Skinnygirl Cocktails, a company she … [Read more...] about Skinnygirl CEO Bethenny Frankel explains how she used ‘Real Housewives’ to build a brand worth $100 million
By Dan DiClerico HomeAdvisor Published 10:06 p.m. UTC Jul 5, 2018 How much are a few extra minutes worth to you in the kitchen? If you’re racing to get out the door in the morning, maybe to catch the 7:27 train into the city or to get the kids to school, they’re probably worth a lot. Likewise, if the extra minutes are the difference between a perfectly cooked meal and one that’s sat in the oven too long. Security and convenience are the most common benefits of smart home technology. But time management is another major upside, especially in kitchens. No wonder designers are embracing the technology like never before. Indeed, smart home technology, including appliances that can be programmed remotely and voice-controlled faucets and light fixtures, was identified as a key emerging trend in the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s most recent Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report. What’s more, real estate agents are starting to tout smart home … [Read more...] about Home Advisor: Save time with the latest smart tech
Starbucks will open its first Italian branch in Milan this year. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP An association of Italian activists has something to say about Starbucks coming to Italy – but it has nothing to do with the taste of their coffee. When Starbucks announced it would finally open its first ever Italian branch in Milan this September, it pledged to make its debut in the home of espresso with "humility and respect". Comuni Virtuosi, an association of environmentally responsible local authorities across Italy, hopes to hold the US mega-chain to its promise. It's not asking Starbucks to change its coffee – just what it comes in. The association is calling on Starbucks' American management not to use any disposable cups in its Milan roastery, and instead serve drinks exclusively in in-house crockery or reusable to-go mugs. "A company made of 28,000 stores distributed in 77 countries, being attended daily by millions of people, has a huge potential to make a … [Read more...] about Forget the coffee, what will Starbucks do to Italy’s environment?