Geriatrics

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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 [...]

By |2018-12-23T12:16:29-05:00October 26th, 2018|Aging Care, Medication Management, Senior Health Care|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-07-22T10:40:31-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Aging Care, Family Caregiving, Seniors|