A recent study found that more than 80 percent of caregivers are worried that they would be unable to convince their elderly loved ones to use new devices or gadgets. However, this same study also showed that once older adults are comfortable with new technologies, they quickly become avid users. For any elderly adults who want to live at home, the following three technologies make it easier to stay in the same place, enjoy a higher quality of life, and remain independent.
Every year, millions of Americans provide in-home care to their aging parents. While in-home care can often be the best option for aging adults, it is important to note that your home must first be made into a safe environment.
Every year people who work in the medical field must complete a certain number of training hours to ensure that they are up to date on the certifications and licenses required to practice medicine in the state of Florida. In fact, many individuals also decide to take additional courses so that they can advance their career. Whether you hope to become a certified medication technician, a long-term care nurse, or further your career in the medical field, there are several classes that you can take to help you improve your skills and gain additional job responsibilities.
It’s hard to believe it, but cold and flu season is in full swing. When noses are running and coughs are wreaking havoc, patients often want to relieve their symptoms quickly without waiting for their health care provider. However, picking the right non-prescription product can quickly become overwhelming due to the wide variety of potential options.
When prescribed a new medication, many patients pay attention to the dosage directions but neglect proper storage techniques. The following tips will help you ensure that your medications are kept safe and optimally effective for long-term use.
When it comes to patient care, safety is a top priority, especially when they are taking multiple medications at home. Even with the diligence and expertise of doctors, pharmacists, and caretakers, there is always the risk that patients will miss taking their medication and caretakers or pharmacists will not know about it early enough.
Hurricanes are potentially deadly events, both during and after, especially for the elderly. Even though our assisted living and long-term care facilities have been preparing for these events for many years, both Irma and Matthew were difficult to overcome.
Antibiotics might be designed to help defend your body against harmful pathogens, but they can also kill the good bacteria in your gut. When all of the good bacteria in your gut is gone, your body can quickly succumb to fast-growing Candida and other harmful pathogens that can wreak havoc on your small intestine and other internal organs. Fortunately, probiotics can help to combat the harmful side effects of long-term antibiotic treatments.
Because of general “aging” of America’s population, the proportion of individuals who need long-term care is expected to increase, meaning that more and more people will be seeking care in senior living settings such as skilled nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In order to provide a specific standard of care for each person’s unique requirements, facilities have requirements for how to fulfill that care, especially as it relates to dispensing medications. Long-term care pharmacies also have regulations they must follow, but there are some new regulations in the pharmacy services section pertaining to the oversight of psychoactive drugs.