Just because you can't be close to your loved ones, doesn't mean you can't provide them with excellent care. It may take a little extra work on your part, but you can still make a huge difference. If someone depends…
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Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease can lead to numerous stressful questions. You might wonder how you can keep them mentally and physically active without adding stress or creating potentially unsafe scenarios. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the following three pieces of advice from Alzheimer’s caregivers can help you find tactics that will benefit both you and your loved one.
Creating a long term care plan for patients can be a challenging task, especially in the face of an emergency. Fortunately, with the help of a trusted pharmacy and long term care provider, such as Atkinson’s Pharmacy, you can not only adhere to local and Florida state laws, but you can develop the care and plan that works best for your patients. In the face of an emergency, Atkinson’s Pharmacy is not only prepared, but ready to help local long term care facilities keep their residents healthy and happy.
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.
The anticipated changes for Florida administrative code 58A-5.0185 were published on May 10, 2018, however, some teams are just now finding out. But not to worry, these changes are meant to have a positive impact.
Antibiotic overuse is a classic example of “too much of a good thing.” These medicines protect us against a multitude of bacterial illnesses, expanding human lifespans and allowing us to carry out a range of activities without fear. But when people take too many antibiotics, or take them for the wrong illnesses, they harm their own health while making the drugs less effective for everyone.
Picture “prescription drug problem” and you probably imagine people taking medications they don’t need. But our society also has the opposite problem— many people fail to take medications that they very much need! A staggering 125,000 Americans die each year from failing to take essential medicine, while millions more become seriously ill. It is thus essential that we all take essential medications consistently and make sure our loved ones do as well. But that starts with figuring out why people stop taking medications and what the consequences are of doing so:
Sometimes when it becomes difficult to tend to daily personal care due to aging or disability, people still feel reluctant to seek daily help. This resistance is natural. However, as a long-term care professional, one of the first steps you can take to help ease this discomfort is to explain the services you will provide.
Most nurses know that Florida is one of many states requiring continuing education for license renewals. However, the deadlines for those license renewals can be a bit confusing. For example, Some only require a one-time renewal and others may require it every third license renewal, meaning every six years.