Published: Jun 10, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Pneumonia is an infection that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and can be fatal.
Published: May 28, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
You have a senior with pneumonia who is about to be sent home to recover, and you are worried. Changes to healthcare laws now allow penalties to be levied on hospitals with high readmission rates for a number of illnesses, including pneumonia, and because this person is over 65, her risk of readmission is greatly increased. A greater concern for you, though, is that the mortality rate for seniors with pneumonia is significantly greater than that in the younger population. Quite simply, her recov
Published: Apr 3, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
It may take a while for the senior to regain strength and feel good again after pneumonia. This home recovery period can be crucial for pneumonia patients.
Published: Feb 25, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Seniors are especially at risk for congestive heart failure, as it is the primary cause of hospitalization or death for those over 60 years of age.
Published: Sep 11, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Joint replacement is a serious decision for any family. Many factors can affect the recovery period, and each of these factors requires energy and dedication.
Published: May 12, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
If a senior you know is experiencing blurred or double vision, or if he or she needs more light than usual to read, it may be time for a cataract exam.
Published: May 15, 2017 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number of important functions simultaneously. Not only does it convert nutrients into bile, a substance that helps with the digestion process, it also produces amino acids that play a key role in fighting infections.
Published: Aug 26, 2014 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
As we age, our bodies change. What is normal? What is not? In this article, we look at the cardiovascular system to see how it ages.