Every year, millions of elderly Americans are admitted to hospitals for treatment related to various symptoms. However, whatever specific problem brought them to the facility, they should also be concerned about bedsores. Bedsores are wounds to the surface of the skin and its underlying tissue brought about after extensive pressure is placed on a particular site for a long period of time.
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Wealth without health is worthless. Many people don’t follow the advice to lose weight and exercise and instead, remain overweight or even obese and disregard their declining health. If you think you can rely on your insurance or Medicare to cover your costs and leave the rest to your family, think again.
George E. Sadowski, MD, presently the Medical Advisor of the Wellness & Hormones Centers of America, is a physician with a thriving surgical practice with the Surgical Associates of North Florida in St. Augustine. He received his undergraduate e...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Research shows that people who don’t adhere to their regular medication regimen are at risk for death or hospitalization. In order to stay healthy it is important that you take your medications as prescribed by your doctor. Especially for seniors, those new to chronic drug therapy, and people who take multiple monthly medications, ensuring that you take your meds at the right time and in the right dose can often be difficult. Thankfully, many pharmacies offer medication synchronization programs to help you keep track of your medications both at home and when you go to the pharmacy.
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to...View Full Profile
If the time has come to consider home care for yourself or a loved one, there are many things to consider to find the right agency to fit your needs. Each person has their own and unique requirements. The agency that you choose to care for your loved one will be able to customize your very own personalized solution to meet your needs that will allow you stay comfortably in your home for as long as possible. Home care can be the right choice for many, but there are times when medical situations dictate that skilled nursing care facilities is the best option.
Tim Homer is the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare South Dayton. Based in Gilbert Arizona, SYNERGY HomeCare is a national franchise of non-medical home care dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
We live in a wired world: we are connected 24/7 through email, Skype, smartphones, laptops, tablets and a myriad of other programs, apps and devices. Yet older adults, particularly individuals with dementia, are often left out of this entire revolution. Their children or caregivers mistakenly assume that their senior loved ones are disinterested or worse, intimidated by modern technology.
Jack York founded It’s Never 2 Late in 1999 after spending 14 years in the semiconductor industry. He retired from that industry as vice president of strategic sales for Vishay Intertechnology. In 1998, he began donating computers to assisted li...View Full Profile
Whereas previous generations of seniors were commonly cared for in nursing homes, assisted living communities have completely changed the landscape of senior care. Beyond the provision of strictly custodial care, which refers to ensuring that basic needs (bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting) are met, assisted living communities provide an active lifestyle that promotes maintaining independence.
As a professional gerontologist, Sara is an expert in the field of aging and has assisted thousands of families faced with challenges associated with eldercare. She has a passion for interacting with seniors and their families to identify and ap...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Too few people understand what hospice is, and unfortunately far too many believe it is something it isn’t. Sometimes people – both physicians and families – wait too long to bring in hospice. A family that waits until a loved one is almost literally on his or her last breath is missing out on enormous support and a wonderful experience. For those who have not experienced the gift of hospice firsthand, it may be impossible to imagine just how invaluable – and also wonderful – an experience it can be.
I am a management consultant, friend, wife, sister, mother, and motherless daughter whose grief needed an outlet and found expression on pages that became an intimate memoir and gift to my father on his first Christmas without his sweetheart of ...View Full Profile
Do you ever walk into a room and wonder why you are there? Are you frustrated because you sometimes can't recall names of people, but you recognize faces? Do you ever forget where you put your wallet, keys and/or glasses? Do you find yourself in the middle of a conversation, and suddenly “blank” on the next word you wanted to say?
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."
Patricia Mitchell has over 30 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a registered nurse with a BSN in nursing and practiced in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. Patricia has been featured as a fitness expert on...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Just when you think life should be easy, circumstances do arise during the golden years when a little bit of creative thought, support, encouragement and guidance might be extremely helpful. There may be some life changes that happen that you may not have the resources, or know-how to conquer. Tasks, which you have easily accomplished in the past, may be more difficult now.
Patty’s formal education and degree in nutrition with a concentration in lifestyles, and added studies of psychology and criminology has supported her career and her passion for helping the elders of our society. She has worked closely with fami...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
As a doctor who specializes in nutritional supplementation, one of the most common questions I hear from people is: “I eat a pretty healthy diet. Do I really need to take supplements?” My answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”
Supplementing our diets with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats has become essential with our poor soils, nutritionally deficient foods and environmental toxins. So to help you get started, here’s some expert advice for taking supplements as a senior.
“The country doctor with a city education,” that’s how Dr. Michael A. Smith’s many devoted fans describe him. Senior health science specialist and online personality for Life Extension® (www.lef.org) — the world’s leading organization dedicated ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Finding a qualified and reliable caregiver takes a lot of work and shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many things that you should keep in mind when you are researching in-home care companies, and you should be sure that you take the time to get to know the caregiver and the company on a personal level, so that you know you and your loved one’s needs will be bet. To help you in the process, here is some advice on what to look for when you begin searching for an in-home care provider for yourself or a loved one.
Jeff Salter has over 21 years of experience in the homecare industry. Salter worked in a variety of fields, in a number of locations before discovering a gap in the care of seniors, which led him to develop the concept for Caring Senior Service....View Full Profile
Moving to an assisted living facility is most likely not on most people’s bucket lists, nor do most of us plan for such a move as we age. To many, assisted living facilities represent an end to independence, privacy and freedom. Some may view such a move as a last stop, and grieve the loss of their home and routines. But assisted living facilities offer many benefits that can actually help you to maintain your independence longer and enjoy an active and productive lifestyle in a safe environment. Having a positive attitude about your move will make all the difference.
Caroline Moore has 15 years of experience in public health, as a researcher, health educator, program developer, and most recently as the leader of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, a unique and innovative community education and ou...View Full Profile
According to the CDC, 1 out of 3 seniors fall every year. Statistics show that approximately 25% of those who fall and fracture their hips will die within a year due to complications. It is important for seniors to become educated about fall prevention. People experience devastating life changes after a fall, however seniors should create a safer environment for themselves to live in.
Attended University of Florida. Graduated in 1976 with high honors from the College of Journalism and Communications with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Married and moved to Tampa and had two children; got divorced in 19...View Full Profile
It’s quite common for most families to experience a challenging phase where the parent/child roles are reversed and the sons and daughters now have to provide care for their mom or dad. Oftentimes the responsibilities can be overwhelming for one person to handle, especially when an aging loved one requires constant supervision, medical treatments, etc.
I joined BrightStar Care in 2011 as the Vice President of Quality & Clinical Operations. I have 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a background in advance practice nursing, executive management, and education. Prior to BrightS...View Full Profile