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Understanding Medication Reconciliation

Medication Mistakes Are The Most Common Patient Safety Error, And Reconciling Medication Is An Effective Prevention Method. Unintentional medication discrepancies that happen during a transition of care (such as a hospitalization and the subsequent discharge) are widespread. This represents a significant threat to patient safety. More than 20 percent of those errors result in patient harm. A priority of patient safety [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Aging Care, Medication Management, Senior Health Care|Tags: , , |

Caring For Someone With Dementia?

Practical Advice For Providing Care For A Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease And Other Types of Dementia. Often it is simply intuition to help relate to and make decisions on what best to do when providing care for a loved one with memory loss. Unfortunately, when dealing with Alzheimers's disease and other types of dementia, one's instinct is often counterintuitive. [...]

Sundowning: How To Restore Nighttime Peace

Alzheimer’s patients often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule know as sundowning. Sundown syndrome is a neurologically based condition associated with increased restlessness and confusion in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly related to Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with other types of dementia, the timing of the patient's confusion [...]

Elderly Driving: Having A Conversation With A Loved One

Recognizing The Need to Have A Discussion About Elderly Driving Is The First Step. Have you noticed that your aging parent is struggling with driving safely? Perhaps there have been a few minor accidents while driving this year. Maybe you have observed a few new dents in their car. For most older adults, losing the ability to drive is cause [...]

Fall Risks Found In Unexpected Place In The Home

A Fall Is A Threat To The Health And Wellbeing of Seniors And Can Reduce Their Ability To Be Safe and Independent At Home. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among people age 65 and older. However, falls are not something that just happens with aging. There are proven strategies to reduce the risk of a fall. Most caregivers [...]

What To Do When Your Aging Parents Are Resistant To Care

One Of The Hardest Experiences For Adult Children Is Watching Your Aging Parents Decline Without Accepting Assistance. Whether your parents are suffering from a physical decline or a mental one, the feeling of constant worry encompasses your life. What makes the situation more difficult is the resistance showed by parents when it comes to obtaining outside help. You should expect yourself [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Aging Care, Family Caregiving, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |
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