It is the best of times and also the most challenging time for seniors addressing their healthcare needs. If the last century is any indication, we are headed for exciting times in the decades ahead. There will be new technologies to make our everyday lives easier. We can expect breakthroughs in medical research that will astonish us and give millions more hope for healthy, longer lives. Average life span and life expectancy in the United States have grown dramatically from about 47 years in 1900 to about 75 years in 1990 according to Agency Of Aging (See graph). In 2000, there were an estimated 35 million people age 65 or older in the United States,Read More
Hospice is a special way of caring for a person who is terminally ill. The person has the desire to remain at home, pain free until the end of their life. Persons that qualify for hospice services are those with the following disease processes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Dementia or Alzheimer
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"Home care" is a simple phrase that encompasses a wide range of health and social services. These services are delivered at home to recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.
Ravi Shakamuri is the owner of Star Care Health Services, employing 150 local Odessans offering home health, hospice, and DME services in addition to technology services for hospitals. Born in India, Shakamuri graduated from All Saints High School in 1975 and went on to attend Andhra University in 1983 graduating with a Masters in Marine Biology.
Ravi with Austin Keith, Odessa Chamber of Commerce President In 1989, Shakamuri voyaged to the U.S. to attend Texas Tech University, graduating with an M.S. in Management. Prior to starting Star Care, Shakamuri was the Regional Director for Seton Healthcare’s West-central region covering three states. To date, Shakamuri has been in home health, hospice, and DME for 20 years and his priority has been to support Medical Center, ORMC, Midland Memorial, Permian Regional, Nor-Lea Hospitals and Texas Oncology clinics with the prevention of readmissions and improving clinical outcomes (www.starcareonline.com).