Families of Seniors in San Diego County Can Learn From Hospital Fire in India

A few weeks ago, families of Seniors in San Diego County were following a story as it unfolded halfway around the world. That Friday morning, a terrible tragedy struck a hospital in the Indian city of Calcutta, resulting in the loss of the lives of many patients. A fire that started in the basement of […]

Elderly Parents In Carlsbad May Soon Enjoy Specialized Emergency Rooms

A new trend is growing in popularity among hospitals that have a special concern for serving the elderly: Emergency rooms that are specifically designed to serve seniors and accommodate their special needs. Prompted by the confusion and inefficient service that prominent hospital officials have observed in their own facilities, these special emergency rooms aim to […]

In-home Caregivers In Carlsbad Can Help With Hospital Dementia

A visit to the hospital might be necessary, but for a senior who suffers from dementia, it could cause serious additional problems as well. The upheaval of moving into a hospital, undergoing tests, and having unfamiliar people conduct procedures understandably creates significant stress for elderly persons who already struggle with Alzheimer’s disease or other types […]

Hospital-Acquired Infections Quadruple ICU Mortality

From Medscape Medical News Hospital-Acquired Infections Quadruple ICU Mortality Becky McCall April 13, 2012 (London, United Kingdom) — Elderly patients treated with central catheter and/or mechanical ventilation devices in intensive care units (ICUs), admitted from the emergency department or as an urgent case, are at very high risk for hospital-acquired infection (HAI), according to the results […]

Paramedics Follow Caregivers in Rancho Bernardo

Caregivers in Rancho Bernardo Aren’t the Only Ones Visiting Seniors at Home Caregivers in Rancho Bernardo regularly see the relief and joy that seniors experience when they are able to remain at home instead of moving to a nursing home. Statistics and common sense both agree that home is the safest, healthiest environment for most […]

Should My Parent Have an In-Home Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?

The answer is: Yes! Whenever a patient, whether or not the patient is a Senior, is admitted overnight to stay in a hospital, we recommend that someone else stay with them at all times to advocate for them, to be an observer/witness for what takes place, and to be there for them when they need […]