Warning for Seniors In San Diego County: Delirium Can Be Caused By a Visit To a Hospital

A visit to the hospital is a disruptive event for anyone, especially if it is under emergency circumstances. Surgery and other procedures cause trauma to the body, which in turn puts stress on the mind. Elderly people have a much harder time coping with this stress than younger folks, and the problem of hospital delirium […]

Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness.  See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article […]

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 […]

Caregivers in Fairbanks Ranch: Hospitalization May Speed Cognitive Decline

Caregivers in Fairbanks Ranch are often contacted after an injury or sudden decline in health makes it dangerous for a senior to live without daily assistance. Many times, this situation is immediately preceded by a stay in the hospital. A group of researchers wondered, however, if the process of hospitalization itself could be contributing to […]

In-Home Personal Attendants in San Diego County May Be Safest Choice When Possible – Hospital Errors 10 Times Higher Than Previously Estimated, Study Finds

From The California Healthcare Foundation “CaliforniaHealthline” today: The number of hospital-related adverse medical events could be up to 10 times higher than previously estimated, according to a Health Affairs study, Modern Healthcare reports Study Details For the study, University of Utah researchers and colleagues analyzed the records of nearly 800 patients admitted in October 2004 at three […]

Inpatient Status or Observation Services: Why Does It Matter To Your Parents?

Most people with aging parents eventually learn about what Medicare will and will not pay for.  One “general rule” that “everyone” learns is that if you spend 3 nights in a hospital and then are discharged to a “SNF” (a skilled nursing facility), Medicare will pay for the cost of at least part of the […]