We have all heard that diet is important in our cardiovascular health, weight loss and so forth. However, what we really need to focus on is whether or not your diet is a major contributor to your mental health. As we age, our brains start to shrink, but by having a good diet we can […]
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There are many scams and cons out in the world that thrive on taking advantage of the aging population. You need to be aware and question everything to make sure that those close to you do not end up becoming a victim. Here are a few that specifically target seniors in hopes of emptying their […]
When you give directions to aging adults on how and when to take their medications, it can sometimes be difficult. You don’t want to insult anyone, but at the same time you want to make sure everything is perfectly clear. Where do you start? And, more importantly, how do you start? First, remember that managing […]
We all know the importance of getting physical exercise on a regular basis, but how often do you think about exercising your brain? Keeping your mind healthy can help you avoid dementia, depression and other illnesses, but what are some of the ways that you can exercise your brain to keep healthy and happy? In […]
Today seniors or their adult children are trying to find the best care available. This is a pretty common decision to make when you or a loved one must undergo surgery or need assistance in the hospital environment. However, where do you start your research and know who you can trust? According to Christ Hospital […]
You keep hearing about this new home care health rule regarding wages and overtime, yet you have no idea how this is going to affect the caregiver or the senior. The new rule indicates that caregivers are given the same work protection as employees and is intended to increase the care level for seniors while […]
Active senior living communities provide energetic seniors with a unique living environment. For seniors who are looking to enjoy low-maintenance, but fun housing options, adult retirement housing offers a number of benefits. Below are 5 benefits of this type of home to help you get your senior client excited to move in. 1. Fun Amenities […]
The blistering winds and bitter cold of winter can have a huge impact on your senior patient’s skin, stripping it of moisture and resulting in bleeding, itching, and/or cracking. Seniors are especially vulnerable to skin problems. Their skin becomes drier, thinner, loses fat, and is more fragile as they begin to age. Many elderly individuals […]
Insurance language, rules, exceptions, caveats, and copayments can be confusing at any age. As seniors are often more frequent healthcare customers, failing to understand their policies accurately can be a big problem. As a healthcare clinician, your role is part healer, part counselor for the seniors that use your services. Help them understand their healthcare […]
Hospitalization is very expensive. Out of the $2 trillion in total US health spending annually, one-third accounts for hospitalizations each year. However, what might surprise you is that one in nine hospital admissions are actually re-hospitalizations where patients are readmitted into the hospital within 30 days, reports HIT Consultant Media. Approximately 90 percent of readmissions […]