Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Merrily’s Items of Interest

Engage your brain as you age. It matters.

To Retire, or Not to Retire?

It was Margaret Mead who staunchly proclaimed, “Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire!” I wholeheartedly agree. However, I certainly do take plenty of time for leisure, travel, and family. Plus, my work is interesting and allows me to interface with very smart individuals[…]

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Let's Turn Healthcare Delivery and Receiving Upside Down

How Home Health Today Keeps Readmissions Away

It is, unfortunately, a common scenario. An older adult falls (as many as one-third to one-half of us, unfortunately, do; every 11 seconds, in fact). A fracture results, warranting a hospital visit followed by in-patient rehab in a Skilled Nursing Facility AKA SNF (40% of the time). The injured recovers[…]

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Given the unknown, choose home care when possible

To Stay Healthy (and alive) Longer, Avoid Hospitalization, if Possible

We’ve certainly come a long way from the pre-Florence Nightingale days, when one of the earliest hospitals, the Hotel-Dieu in Paris, offered dark, unsanitary, poorly ventilated wards, multiple patients per bed (many of whom were infectious), and a mortality rate of more than 40%. And yet, we’re still struggling with[…]

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10,000 Boomers turn 65 each DAY!

Help Me Understand This

Sometimes, when there’s a difficult concept to grasp or a difficult decision to be made, it helps to go back to the basics. Start with what you know. For many of us, particularly lifelong learners, and the young, a picture – or a hands-on experience – truly is worth a[…]

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