After age 65, the chance your loved one will suffer a slip-and-fall accident rises dramatically. While there are steps you can take to reduce the risk that accidents will happen, it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan as well. The combination of in-home elder care and a quality medical alert device for those […]
Here are summaries and links to the latest articles and blog posts from our website at A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions. Enjoy! Companion Care Makes Difficult Decisions Easier No one wants to see an elderly relative lose his or her independence. But unfortunately, there comes a time when everyone has to face reality. Failing eyesight, […]
Following up on a story that we highlighted last week: There is a growing trend of hospitals trying to cater to the medical needs and sensibilities of aging baby boomers and their parents. Mount Sinai opened its geriatric emergency department, or geri-ed, two months ago, modeling it in part after one at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical […]
Keeping illnesses and concerns to yourself, particularly if you are older, if you live alone, or if you live with children or elders that you provide care for is…stupid. I could think of other words that demonstrate the wrongness of that kind of secrecy as well, but they all boil down to the same definition: stupid.
Here’s a fascinating story that reflects a small but growing trend that we’ve been seeing here at A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions. It’s a preliminary report on an ongoing study at the University of Missouri about women serving as caregivers for their ex-husbands. We’ve provided a few excerpts and a link to the […]
Interesting new post from The Happy Hospitalist blog: How should I take my thyroid medication? I helped answer that reader’s question last year. Well, new research backs up my response. As someone who takes levothyroxine, I found this new research comforting. You can take thyroid medication in the evening instead of the morning. Most folks […]