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Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration Isn’t Just a Summer Problem A recent article reported that seniors are five times more likely to be suffering from dehydration when coming from a nursing home to a hospital for a health issue. The biggest reason for this problem of senior dehydration was that those in the home were thought to be given

Your Social Worker is an Important Part of Your Team

  The importance of the role of a social worker is quite often overlooked or cast aside. They play very important roles in not only handling common problems and issues a person may have but also play an important role in coping with issues that people face throughout various times of their life. What Do

Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?

Abigail sits by her father’s hospital bedside, thankful that he is finally asleep after a difficult night.  She brought him to the emergency room two days ago, finding him feverish and confused.  He was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, caused by an enlarging prostate.  His first round of IV antibiotics didn’t go well. He

Make Your Parent’s Hospital Stay A Good One

Hospital Stay Realities Most people automatically assume that your loved one is receiving the best care possible during their hospital stay. However, what many people may not realize is that the very staff that is responsible for the 24/7 care of your loved one is overworked, stressed and doing the job of more than one

Arthritis Pain

There are a number of types of arthritis that one can suffer from. Defining Arthritis Arthritis is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the inflammation of one or more joints; causing pain & stiffness in those particular affected areas. Each type of arthritis has its own list of specific risks and possible causes but in

Coping with Cancer and Fatigue

Nearly everyone in this country has been affected by cancer in one way or another. We have made amazing steps towards being able to cure cancer but we still have a long way to go. One of the problems of being diagnosed with cancer is that you are lost and scared when you hear those

Healthy Eating Includes Healthy Snacking

You may have heard that many health experts feel you are better off eating several smaller meals & snacks a day as opposed to three larger meals. Whether you prefer to abide by the experts suggestion or stay with the common 3 square meals a day, you most likely still like to enjoy a snack

A Clean Bathroom – Hygiene and Safety in the Bathroom

The Importance of a Clean Bathroom Caregivers often take on the job of cleaning when caring for a senior loved one. However, like most people who are stressed for time and energy, a clean bathroom may end up being done with quick and easy methods simply to save on time and effort. That’s why it’s

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

September 7-13 is National Suicide Awareness Week and with suicide among seniors increasing consistently, it’s important to address the problem of suicide in the elderly. Suicide in the elderly make up over 18% of total suicides. Signs that Suicide May Be In Someone’s Thoughts While not every person will show signs that can cause a

Living with Chronic Back Pain

According to WebMD at least 80% of the population experiences back pain at some point of their life; many of them end up with chronic back pain that stays with them forever. When you suffer from back pain your entire body is affected; including psychological and physical pain. 6 Tips for Living with Chronic Back