A Trip to the Hospital What should you take? Make sure the patient has the following with them when they go to the hospital: Insurance cards Picture ID or driver's license Personal health summary Numbers of all doctors patient has seen List of medications/amounts A copy of the Healthcare Power of Attorney document outlining … Continue reading May 2011 – A Trip to the Hospital
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?
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