Long Term Care

Most Americans have been and will be informal caregivers at some point during their lives.  A recent survey pointed out that about 36% of the population had provided unpaid care to another adult with an illness or disability in the past year. That percentage is expected to go up as the number of elderly in […]

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Heart failure develops over time when the pumping capacity of heart diminishes and it is not able to supply enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. It is usually called a geriatric syndrome as most of the heart failure patients are the older adults. It is also a serious cardiac syndrome that can […]

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a slowly progressive chronic obstruction of airflow into or out of lungs.  It is a term referring to two lung diseases namely, chronic bronchitis and emphysema that often exist together.  Although these are more familiar terms they are not used individually but are often included within the COPD diagnosis. […]

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Assisted Suicide also called euthanasia basically means to take a deliberate action of ending one’s life to relieve them from persistent and unstoppable suffering. Many people regard it as a practice to end a life in a painless manner.  It is often the last resort sought by the long term suffering people to end their […]

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According to a recent research, only about 5% of patients who require the CPR will survive outside the hospital and only 15% of them will survive in the hospital. To make the matters worse, the elderly who have multiple medical issues or those with advanced stage cancers are much less likely to survive. A DNR can […]

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The State of Minnesota is the Healthiest State for Seniors – adults aged 65 and over according to the recently released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2014 by United Health Foundation. Winter favorites Hawaii and Florida have come at positions 2 and 28. The report ranked Mississippi the least healthy state for seniors preceded by Louisiana, […]

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Rise in blood pressure in the elderly has traditionally been regarded as a normal part of aging, but lately it is perceived as a condition of serious illness and morbidity that can potentially lead to myocardial infarction. More than half of the elderly population is susceptible to hypertension with the blood pressure reading of 140/90 […]

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If you are looking for a senior living community and think that you have a hard time in finding information senior care communities such as Assisted Living Facilities, Memory Care Communities and Residential Care Homes in California, you are not alone. This is not a problem in CA only, but a major issue across the […]

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Joan Mondale’s family has announced that she has entered Hospice Care today. She is the wife of former Vice President of United States Walter Mondale, who served with Jimmy Carter as President. Joan is 83. A statement released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis seeks privacy and informs that the family and loved ones are with […]

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Skin Failure In The Elderly

August 16, 2013

Skin breakdown or the skin failure is an event when the skin and its underlying tissues die because of the decreased flow of blood through an organ, medically termed as hypoperfusion. As we grow old, it becomes one of the major concerns that not only leads us away from proper personal hygiene but also poses […]

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Mother’s Day in the US is annually celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a day about honoring mothers and motherhood and about celebrating maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Just like any other occasion, Mother’s Day also is celebrated with utmost love and enthusiasm in senior living communities. Family […]

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