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Medication Resources for the Elderly

02/06/2021

According to a 2019 Kaiser health tracking poll, nearly nine in ten (89%) adults 65 and older report they are currently taking a prescription medicine. Furthermore, more than half of adults 65 and older (54%) report taking four or more prescription drugs. While a ...

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Watching a Parent or Loved One Get Sick

01/31/2021

Watching a parent or loved one get sick and suffer sends you through a mirage of horrendous feelings. Watching cancer devour the body and mind of a loved one is very difficult, and I have now been through it twice. I watched as cancer ravaged my mother and took her ...

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A Sneak Peek Into Care Management

01/03/2021

In my life, and in my chosen profession of a Care Manager, there is no place for personal biases and prejudices. Everyone should be, and deserves to be, treated with empathy and listened to in a non-judgmental manner, and spoken to with respect. All people are ...

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7 Self-Defense Tips for Seniors

12/27/2020

Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble - all of which are signs to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that 93% of all crimes are ...

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Is it Time to Consider Utilizing an In-Home Lab Service?

12/13/2020

As an RN (Registered Nurse), who currently uses telephonic calls to check on elderly clients daily, I have stumbled upon something extremely concerning lately. Unfortunately, many older adults have cancelled appointments and fallen behind on recommended blood testing ...

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The 6 Most Common Vision Problems Within Seniors

12/02/2020

Eye problems and disorders are common in the elderly population. The key is to detect them early. Regular eye exams will help detect vision problems before they become serious. Here is a list of 6 common age-related eye problems that can affect people at various stages ...

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The 5 Most Common Balance Problems in Older Adults

11/18/2020

When you're younger, good balance is mostly a matter of keeping your core muscles strong, and maybe feeling lucky you didn't inherit the family gene for clumsiness.

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Hospice Care vs Palliative Care

11/15/2020

If you or a loved one has been in a hospital for a significant amount of time, you've likely heard the terms "palliative care" and "hospice care." But what exactly are these services and how do they differ? Both services are focused on the care and comfort of the ...

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Things To Consider as a Family Caregiver

10/18/2020

Becoming a nurse, and more importantly, a caregiver, isn’t something I just fell into. I wanted to take care of people. There is a special kind of heart one must have to be a caregiver. I’ve spent 32 years as a nurse. During this time, I have taken care of a numerous ...

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A Holistic Approach to Nursing

10/04/2020

Nurses are funny creatures, we truly are. From the moment we meet you or your loved one, we are assessing you. We have been taught to do that, so it comes natural to us. I wanted to talk today about something I am passionate about, that is holistic nursing care.

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