Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness.  See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article […]

Consider In-Home Care in San Diego County Instead of Nursing Homes: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction.

In March 2011, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a startling report.  Their conclusion was: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction. Our analysis of FBI-maintained criminal history records revealed that 92 percent of nursing facilities employed […]

How Seniors With Overactive Bladder Can Reduce Risk of Falls

Overactive Bladder Is Associated With Higher Fall Risk in Seniors As people age, they often experience a decreased ability to control bladder function. While loss of bladder control can be embarrassing, there are other more serious health risks associated with it as well. A recent study conducted among Medicare patients found that those diagnosed with […]

Picture-Perfect Gift Ideas

Brainstorm for Gifts with Home Care near Leucadia With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just around the corner, you might be starting to wonder what to give your elderly parents this year. That old standby, a framed photo of the family, is still a good option, but modern technology gives you the ability to upgrade […]

Family Unity and Home Health Care in Del Mar

Home Health Care in Del Mar Is Better when Family Conflicts are Absent The high costs, time constraints, and emotional pressures that accompany caring for aging family members are detrimental to the unity of the entire family. The sooner families understand that fact and plan to address it, the better they can keep their relationships […]

Aging-In-Place Design Checklist

Over at www.ToolBase.org they have a great checklist to check for senior safety issues in home and other buildings.  You can use it  for new construction projects as well as for assessing existing homes and building.  They include some things that are obvious (“Main living on a single story, including full bath“) as well as some clever […]