The Neurologist’s Role in the Sub-Acute Care Team

By admin | October 3, 2019 |

This is the third in a series of articles describing the sub-acute care team. Let’s learn about the neurologist’s role in the sub-acute care team. Previously, we discussed the roles of the dietitian, the physical therapist and the physiatrist. The National Stroke Association describes the role of the stroke neurologist as specializing in diagnosis, treatment…

Hip Hip Hooray? Facts about Hip Pain and Arthritis

By admin | September 26, 2019 |

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  says that hip pain and arthritis greatly affect Americans. Statistics from 2006 said that 30% of adults from a survey reported joint pain. Around 23% of adults   in the US have arthritis.  What can we learn about hip pain and arthritis? Most importantly, we can become more aware…

Staying Independent and Active as a Senior (ADLs)

By admin | September 26, 2019 |

When we look at staying independent and active as a senior there are some questions we can ask: Can we measure how much independence a senior is capable of? Does this information help get coverage thorough healthcare if a senior is not independent?   What are ways of staying independent and active as a senior?…

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Aging Gracefully with Confidence

By admin | September 16, 2019 |

An inspiring definition for aging gracefully appears on the website of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). It is as follows: a person should do what they can so that they “stride into their older years with confidence”. Aging gracefully with confidence – that has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?…

Seniors in Rehab – Tips for Seniors with ADHD

By admin | September 15, 2019 |

Tips for Seniors with ADHD, including Ways to Stay Organized If you are a senior in rehabilitation, and you have ADHD, you have a responsibility to upkeep your ADHD regimen. Every patient, including seniors with ADHD, hopes to leave the rehab center better than when they came in, having kept up the treatment for any…

Healthy Substitutes for Foods That Seniors Avoid

By admin | September 10, 2019 |

As you play the aging game you may find that certain foods you enjoyed eating are off limits. There are healthy substitutes for foods that seniors avoid and safe alternatives to most forbidden foods.   These may be foods that: Are difficult to chew Present a challenge to digest Affect the heart rate or blood…

Dry Sore and Tender Skin in Seniors

By admin | September 9, 2019 |

Are you a senior who has dry sore and tender skin? There has to an answer! Yes, the answer is moisturizers.  It is important to moisturize your skin in the senior years. This is because the skin tends to dry out as part of the aging process, causing dry, sore and tender skin in seniors.…

Post Operative Wound Care for Seniors

By admin | September 6, 2019 |

Post operative wound care for seniors can be carried out at home or in a rehab center offering post acute care. Wounds can come about as a result of several things. Common causes are: an injury following surgery wounds due to diabetes pressure sores and bed sores This article discusses wound care for wounds due…

Focus on Footcare for Seniors with Diabetes

By admin | September 5, 2019 |

Diabetes in seniors requires spacial attention in several aspects of the senior patient’s care. This article focuses on footcare for seniors with diabetes.   Self Care or Support for Seniors With Diabetes A senior adult who has had diabetes for a number of years, will be aware of the importance of listening to their diabetes…