Screen Caregivers Carefully Finding the Caregiver who is a good fit for your loved one requires much scrutiny. Write down what times you need to have covered and what you expect them to do. What types of qualifications do they need to have? For instance, if you need someone to administer medications or insulin, you will need a … Continue reading Select Caregivers with Caution
Medication compliance is one of the most frequent challenges with seniors. Many times their medications are in a big shoebox or basket or scattered around the house. This does not make it easy to see if the meds were taken on time or in the quantity that was prescribed. It is important to find a … Continue reading Manage Your Medications
Many older adults worry about the subtle changes taking place in their memory recall as they age. Memory processing in older adults does slow with aging. There may be increased difficulty concentrating or focusing with distractions and less efficient processing or storage of new information. Multi-tasking will be more difficult. Many older adults have experienced … Continue reading Is it normal aging or dementia?
Want to make a simple, ten-second check on the state of your health? Sneak a peek at your feet. "You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet," says Jane Andersen, DPM, president of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and a spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association. The … Continue reading What Your Feet Say About Your Health
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