What Are the Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly?

Aug 14, 2017

Our nation’s elderly are some of its most vulnerable citizens. As we age, we become more likely to suffer negative consequences from routine illness and incur injury from seemingly minor accidents. Elderly people are also more likely to become dehydrated, which can lead to life-threatening conditions. Dehydration occurs when someone loses more water than they…
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How to Prevent Nursing Home Falls

Aug 7, 2017

We put our loved ones in nursing homes when they can no longer care for themselves. Putting a family member in someone else’s care can be daunting, but most nursing homes are staffed with caring and loving individuals – those who will care for our loved ones as if they were their own. Unfortunately, accidents…
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Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Jul 3, 2017

In any given nursing home, the faculty is responsible for administering thousands of medications to elderly residents. Despite efforts to improve organization and communication in nursing homes, medication errors persist throughout the United States. Studies show that residents at long-term care facilities are at higher risks of medication errors than in other circumstances. If you…
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