One of the side effects of diabetes is raising the likelihood of sores and ulcers. Ulcers are essentially open sores which are sometimes called wounds on the skin which don’t heal properly. Ulcers usually manifest on the legs and feet of a person; other areas include folds of skin on a stomach and in one’s […]
When an individual grows old, they often worry about who will take care of them or see to their needs when they can no longer care for themselves. This is where respite care can come in. Respite care can allow seniors to live a stress-free life at the end of their days. Here are some […]
We have a lot to thank doctors and nurses for—because of their efforts, many can live beyond their supposed time limit, and others can have a better quality of life despite their conditions. While medical professionals are partly responsible for what society has become, none can disregard the contributions of caregivers to healthcare.
Hospice care involves the management of a patient’s quality of life once medical interventions and treatment are no longer as effective. It provides comfort and support for people through the final stages of their advanced, life-limiting illnesses.
Daily mental stimulation is incredibly important for every person, especially for elderly individuals. Seniors need routine activities that will help maintain their physical and mental health. Still, given their limited mobility and other health conditions, it can be difficult to think of what they can do.
Over the years, the need for nursing homes has grown to the point where it has become a clear option for most people planning their post-retirement care and elderly lives. Thanks to the fact that service providers have improved their ability to offer round-the-clock quality healthcare, older people looking for sustainable solutions don’t need to […]
With their limited mobility and health conditions, seniors may find it challenging to find therapeutic and engaging activities. That is why many older adults tend to spend hours of their day with only little stimulation. The thing is, they need regular mental and physical stimulation to help prevent cognitive decline from diseases and improve their […]
Did you know that adverse drug events cause about 1.3 million emergency department visits, and approximately 350,000 patients need to be hospitalized for further treatment each year? That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a severe respiratory ailment with no known cure. It can be challenging to cope with COPD symptoms, but treatments are available to help slow its progress and provide relief to patients. Many seniors experience COPD, so 24-hour nursing care centers should have treatment plans or options that address […]
Known more commonly as diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus is the combination of metabolic disorders that causes high blood sugar levels. Such disorders include the lack of insulin production or the cell’s inability to interact appropriately with insulin. In other words, the body cannot maximize its use of blood sugar to fuel the body due to a […]
Recovering from an injury is a slow but steady process. Given that the patient gets the right treatment and is allowed to rehabilitate properly, they will be able to get back on their feet and function normally. The length and type of rehabilitation treatment will highly depend on the severity of the event that put […]
Caring for a loved one at home can be very rewarding, but it is also very difficult. Even the most dedicated caretaker will need a respite from the responsibilities of 24/7 care. You deserve to rest and take some time for yourself, too. Stepping away for a day trip or a vacation spanning a week […]
Taking care of an older relative or loved one is one of the best things you can do for them. If they had helped take care of you when you were younger and growing up, you can repay them in the most fitting way by being their caregiver now that they are old. Although many […]
The first thing people think of when they hear hospice care is a patient with a severe physical ailment, such as cancer, brain injury, or other drastic complications. It’s right that home hospice provides nursing and medical assistance to those who’ve suffered physical trauma. However, they can do more than that. The mental health of […]
There will come a point in time when your elderly family members will require special care because of their old age. Your family will have to make some adjustments to accommodate their needs. However, no matter how much you love taking care of your senior relatives, there will come a time when you need a […]
The decision to move a parent to a long-term care facility is one that won’t come easily. When older adults begin to struggle to live independently and require care, however, it may be one you will have to make. There are a few signs that indicate it’s time to move an older adult to an […]