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 […]

Home Health Caregivers near Solana Beach As Interventionists

In many cases, America’s seniors have a drinking problem. Not all seniors, of course, but as a broad population, the elderly have a few things going against them in the area of alcohol that many younger people don’t. One of the biggest of those things is the fact that doctors often overlook or don’t think […]

Granny Pods: The Perfect Solution for Elderly Parents in 4S Ranch?

In Australia, where it was invented, it is referred to as a “Granny Flat.” Here in theU.S., it goes by the name “Granny Pod.” Although the name is funny, the product itself appears to fill a serious need that many sandwich generation members have trying to figure out for years: How to have elderly parents […]

Companion Care near San Elijo Hills: Take a Walk!

Exercise is healthy. Nobody doubts this, but too often we think of exercise as just the weight-lifting, jogging, and bicycling that young people do in order to look their best. But it is important for those employed in companion care near San Elijo Hills and elsewhere to understand that elderly people need exercise too.  A new […]

Home Health Care in Rancho Bernardo Must Work to Prevent Medication Noncompliance

If you or an elderly loved one takes more than one or two prescription medications on a regular basis, you know how difficult it can be to keep the schedules straight. When you get to the end of a bottle of pills, how often does it correspond exactly with the last dosage appointment? The problem […]

Many Hospital Readmissions Are Preventable

Patients are often discharged from the hospital without the skills or resources to care for themselves at home. They might misunderstand medication or diet instructions or might not have a primary care provider to follow-up with after discharge. Programs that have patients demonstrate their ability to carry out instructions prior to discharge can help identify […]