Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management. From the excellent Geriatric Care Management blog by Maria Basso Lipani: Maria, Mom is in a nursing home/rehab to recuperate from a broken leg – the latest in a long list of injuries and illnesses over the last several years. She insists she wants to go home […]

Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Live Longer

The highly-regarded New England Journal of Medicine recently published a very interesting study that concluded that terminally ill patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care soon after diagnosis lived longer than those who did not, even when receiving less aggressive treatment at the end of their lives. According to Wikipedia: Palliative care (from Latin palliare, […]

Benefits of Music Therapy for the Elderly

Seniors May Benefit from Music Therapy Music has always been thought to hold certain powers to calm, energize, or otherwise improve moods. Whether it’s listening to upbeat music while exercising, playing calming sounds while at a spa, or listing to a happy song when you’re down, music is often able to get you in to […]

Senior Care near Del Mar: Understanding Hospice

Senior Care near Del Mar Explains Hospice Care When many people hear the phrase “hospice care,” they immediately think only one thing: a patient is close to death. For that reason, hospice has developed a negative connotation among the public. Elderly folks who receive senior care near Del Mar recoil at the suggestion that it […]