Blood Pressure 120/80 or less Cholesterol HDL (good) 50 or more – women 40 or more – men LDL (bad) 100 or less Triglycerides 150 mg/dl or less Diabetes Fasting blood sugar Normal: 99 and below Pre Diabetes: 100 to 126 mg/dl Waist Circumference 35 inches or less – women 40 inches or less – … Continue reading Normal Health Standards
Many Alternatives for senior housing exist today There are more options available to aging adults than ever before. When the WWI/II generation was growing up, there was only nursing homes which were essentially skilled nursing. Since that time, it has evolved to include: Independent Housing - This type of housing is similar to a condo arrangement but in … Continue reading Senior Housing Options
Stroke Symptoms and Rehabilitation, June 2011 Stroke Symptoms and Rehabilitation Mr. R. was at a fireworks display and when he decided to leave, he was unable to stand. He seemed to have lost his sense of balance and his friends were very concerned. He thought he was experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke in which a blood … Continue reading Stroke Symptoms & Rehabilitation – May 2011
Alcohol causes more problems as people age Alcohol use in the persons 65 and over is notable for several reasons. First, the older person has a diminished capacity to handle alcohol and what he/she was able to handle when they were younger no longer applies. Secondly, because older people often have multiple medical conditions for which … Continue reading Alcohol Use in the Elderly
Advance Directives direct medical treatment when you are impaired An Advance Directive or Living Will is a legal document in which you tell medical professionals what treatments you want or do not want given to you in the event that you are incapacitated and need treatment. This document should be filled out by anyone over … Continue reading What is an Advance Directive?