Who Can Help During A Health Crisis?

Professionals are available to help families through a senior health crisis  There are a number of professionals who can help during a health event.  Geriatricians, Case Managers, Chaplains, Geriatric Care Managers, and hospice professionals are trained to assist an older adult during a health crisis.  Geriatric Nurse Practitioners are also available to help and often … Continue reading Who Can Help During A Health Crisis?

Dehydration – The Most Common Diagnosis in Hospital Admissions

Getting seniors to drink water is very difficult.  Tea, Coffee and sodas do not count.  As a Geriatric Care Manager, I have accompanied many seniors to the hospital and watched multiple staff members try to draw blood out of a dehydrated senior.  The veins are flat and it ends up being a painful experience. Seniors … Continue reading Dehydration – The Most Common Diagnosis in Hospital Admissions