The National Council on Aging cites research that shows that elderly people who have experienced abuse have a 300% higher risk of death than their peers who are not mistreated. So while it might seem meddling to report a situation in which you suspect an elderly person is being abused, it can literally be the difference between life and death.June 07, 2018Hilary Young #Elder Care Mediation #Planning for Eldercare
Prescribing opioids for chronic pain remains controversial. What are the treatment alternatives and are there any resources for chronic pain management?February 15, 2018Beth Lueders #Aging #Health/Medical #Elder Care Mediation #Pain Management
Are you spending an extended amount of time with your loved ones during the holidays? If so, it may be an ideal time for your to be on the lookout for the well-being of an aging loved one. Here's what you should keep an eye on:December 14, 2017Hilary Young #Aging #Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support #Elder Care Mediation #Fall Prevention #Support for Adult Caregiving
While pill organizers can help avoid medication errors, there must be a good fit between the user and the pill organizer, otherwise, the benefits of using a pill organizer will be lost, and may actually impair one’s health.September 13, 2016Dr. Rein Tideiksaar #Elder Care Mediation #Aging #Fall Prevention #Health Living #Support for Adult Caregiving #Pain Management
Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).July 19, 2016Dr. Rein Tideiksaar #Elder Care Mediation #Aging #Pain Management #Fall Prevention #Health/Medical
National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities.
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These and other stories are in the May edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.April 30, 2016Rita Ude #Planning for Eldercare #Caregiving #Support for Adult Caregiving #Elder Care Mediation #Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support
Eldercare mediation is a growing field that will increase in prominence as the number of elders increases. As parents age, conflicts can erupt between parents and their children over living situations, driving, or the need for more help with daily activities.July 31, 2009Right at Home #Elder Care Mediation #Planning for Eldercare