Preventing Pressure Sores and Keeping Skin Healthy 

Pressure sores—also called bed sores or pressure ulcers—are skin injuries that result from prolonged pressure against the skin that inhibits an adequate supply of blood to the skin. Pressure sores occur most often in those who are confined to a bed or wheelchair.  Pressure sores can develop quickly and are often difficult to treat; however, […]

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The Secret to a Successful Transition of Care from Hospital to Home

Healing after surgery can take some time, specifically for seniors. Not only are older bodies slower to heal, but paired with reduced mobility and all kinds of directions for medications, physical activities, follow-up appointments, and nutritional limitations, there is a lot to keep track of after surgery. In a study led by IPC, The Hospitalist […]

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Senior Driving: Is It Time for Mom to Give Up the Car Keys?

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in later years, and a very sensitive subject for adult children to broach with their elder parents: surrendering the car keys. Driving ourselves, while offering an intrinsic sense of freedom and independence, may become extremely unsafe due to a variety of variables pertaining to growing older. […]

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Medicare Now Covers Treadmill Therapy for Vascular Disease

Here’s some good news for anyone with vascular disease, a debilitating condition which can occur from cigarette smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s risk of developing a heart attack or stroke, and sometimes resulting in limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of treadmill therapy once recommended and monitored by […]

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Can You Train Your Brain with Online Memory Games?

The online world supplies us with instantaneous answers to any question it is possible to imagine, educational opportunities beyond what we might have thought of a generation back, socialization enhancement, and so much more. One of the most fascinating online developments for those of us in the senior care profession has been brain training programs […]

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The Dementia Care Scare: When Those with Alzheimer’s Break the Law

It is astounding – a kind, sometimes bewildered grandpa with Alzheimer’s disease being handcuffed and placed under arrest. But nevertheless, that very scene is happening at an alarming rate among seniors, over 100,000 of them, according to the latest statistics – an increase of nearly 30% in the past decade. This dramatic increase in arrests […]

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