Managing COPD With the Flu

What would you do if you couldn’t catch your breath? It’s unnerving, the gasping. Now, try living with a progressive disease that constantly threatens to take your breath away. For those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this is routine. The relationship you have with your comorbidity is a toxic one, making it difficult to […]

Flu Complications: Who is Most At Risk?

Winter’s arrival marks some of our favorite things: the holidays, snow days, cozy nights spent inside drinking hot cocoa. It also marks a less welcome arrival: flu season. Every year, around 8% of the American population contracts influenza, commonly referred to as the flu. For some, recovery is simple: rest, hydration, and lots of sleep […]

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year for anyone. It seems like there are a ton of things to do and not nearly enough time to do them. If you add caring for a loved one to the mix, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This holiday, destress your season with these tips to avoid […]

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 […]