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: 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: Feb 10, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Osteoporosis is a common disease in which bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone.
Published: Jul 7, 2015 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
One of the best ways for families to help senior loved ones stay healthy is to make sure they are vaccinated against common, preventable diseases. Respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia and influenza, are the eighth leading cause of death among the older population and can be prevented with vaccinations.
Published: Dec 10, 2010 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Published: Jan 11, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
A heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), changes the lives of both seniors and their caregivers.
Published: Sep 8, 2010 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Published: Dec 7, 2012 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
Published: Aug 11, 2016 | Category: Senior Health & Wellbeing
As we age, our bodies require fewer calories, yet we require more protein, calcium, B vitamins, and other nutrients.