How to Lower the Risk of Pneumonia for At-Risk Seniors

Did you know that pneumonia affects millions of people every year? We’re talking around seven percent of the global population! When you look at this percentage closer, the majority affected are youngsters and seniors—especially those with existing medical conditions. Why? While there are treatments for this infection, it can become fatal in situations where the […]

Senior Community Staff Discovering an ER Alternative

If you work in a senior community, you know how often residents are transported to the ER. A recent study conducted by the CDC found that 14.2 percent of assisted living residents had emergency department visits in a given year. But a single resident may find themselves being transported to the ER several times a […]

Preventing Falls in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

This page has been reviewed by a medical professional. Reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell, MD, MS Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia that affects the brain and a person’s cognitive abilities. Symptoms include memory loss, confusion, and difficulties with problem solving, communication, language, and thinking. One of the worst consequences of this unforgiving […]

Caring for Seniors Who Have Recently Broken a Bone

This page has been reviewed by a medical professional. Reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell, MD, MS Once upon a time, we lived in a world where drinking a tall glass of milk every day was enough to keep bones strong. Since then, research has shown otherwise. Broken bones, are a common phenomena that affect millions […]

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