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 […]

Consider In-Home Care in San Diego County Instead of Nursing Homes: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction.

In March 2011, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a startling report.  Their conclusion was: Almost all nursing facilities employed one or more individuals with at least one criminal conviction. Our analysis of FBI-maintained criminal history records revealed that 92 percent of nursing facilities employed […]

Aging-In-Place Design Checklist

Over at www.ToolBase.org they have a great checklist to check for senior safety issues in home and other buildings.  You can use it  for new construction projects as well as for assessing existing homes and building.  They include some things that are obvious (“Main living on a single story, including full bath“) as well as some clever […]

Hot Tea and Coffee May Lower MRSA Risk

From Medscape Pauline Anderson July 12, 2011 — New research shows that people who drink hot tea or coffee are about half as likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal passages as those who abstain, raising the prospect of a safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible way to decrease MRSA. “In an effort […]

Caregivers Near La Jolla Should Be Involved in Hospital Discharges

By the time a person is discharged from the hospital, he normally has one primary goal on his mind: to get home! The exhaustion of a hospital stay reduces the ability of a patient to grasp all of his discharge instructions, especially if they involve numerous prescriptions and activity requirements. Seniors are at an even […]

In-home Care Near Fallbrook – The Challenge of Caring From a Distance

Giving elderly parents the level of in-home care near Fallbrook necessary to allow them to remain in their own familiar settings can be a significant challenge under any circumstances. More people than ever before, however, are now taking on these responsibilities with an added factor—long distance. Modern technological advances, such as live video chat, have […]