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?
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?
A stroke happens when a blood vessel is blocked or clogged preventing oxygen and nutrients from getting to the brain. When this happens, cells die. There are two types of strokes: 1) Ischemic strokes occur when blood clots in the vessel because of fatty deposits which may also travel from another part of the body. 2) Hemorrhagic … Continue reading Do You Know Stroke Symptoms?
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