Are You Planning Beyond Next Tuesday?

Where are you watching the inauguration? I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to watch from my couch or my armchair, but I’m pretty well decided on from home. It seems like no matter where I tune in to the news these days, the keywords are economy, bailout, Burris, Super Bowl, and inauguration. While driving […]

Elder Care in Leucadia – Effect on the Workplace

The “sandwich generation” is the generation of people currently faced with caring for both their children and their elderly parents. As baby boomers quickly become more needful of elder care in Leucadia and throughout the country in order to live safely and comfortably, their adult children, who often have children of their own, find themselves […]

How Can I Help My Parents Plan for a Crisis?

(ARA) – An earthquake strikes a community and looting and violence follow. A tax protestor crashes a plane into a downtown building. Headlines alert you to arrests of terrorism suspects in communities you thought of as stable and safe. Reports of terrorism, natural disasters and other crises may seem overwhelming, but it’s important to know […]

Older men sometimes undergo unnecessary prostate cancer tests according to study

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, many older men are undergoing PSA screening tests for prostate cancer that may be unnecessary and that may lead to unnecessary or ineffective treatment.  The conclusion in the study states: Rates of PSA screening in the United States are associated with age and […]

When Guns Get In The Way of Senior Care

Over at Better Senior Care Blog, Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC has posted a terrific article about the issues and concerns that arise when the elderly and others have guns in their homes.  If those persons no longer have the ability to make safe choices about when and how to use those guns, safety risks […]

Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities

From The Los Angeles Times:  A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has reached Southern California healthcare facilities, according to a study released Thursday by Los Angeles County public health officials. Researchers found 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients, said author Dr. Dawn Terashita, a […]