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As a healthcare professional I know all too well the effects of medication mismanagement. People often begin taking medications as ordered when they are not feeling well but once they begin to feel better stop taking it altogether or become lackadaisical about it. People have told me they thought read more.
Ok, I’m sure you are skeptical after reading the title but hear me out. Our society fears death due to a plethora of causes, but studies show that fear is a result of uncertainty. Woody Allen comically stated, “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happe read more.
Sara Lowe, Executive DirectorEMMANUEL HOSPICE November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. It seems that there is a month, a week or a day for so many things; doughnut day, doggy day, ice cream day and many other good causes like Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year National Hospice read more.
I have been an Occupational Therapist for nearly 3 decades and over the years I have asked my fracture patients this question: “Where did you fall?” The most common answer is always, “in the bathroom.” We won’t count the woman who fell while standing on the toilet seat trying to han read more.
Much attention has been given recently to the Supreme Court decision to uphold gay marriages. While this topic has been controversial, it has also sparked conversations about how people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are treated in our society. A topic which is less commo read more.
This conversation has become more common lately but there is still so much stigma surrounding mental illness. It is so easy for society to place mental health on the back burner when there are many other chronic health concerns. However, the approach that we have taken as a society is not sustainabl read more.
Jessica Mays Nursing Clinical Manager, Porter Hills Home Care Navigating a loved one’s aging process can be a very difficult situation. When your loved one can no longer care for themselves, it is time to seek help. But what kind of care environment is the best choice for your family? What read more.
Recently I taught a class for a group of caregivers in the community. To prepare I spent some time doing research. I have worked in the caregiving field for 13 years and I am still learning things! Our understanding of dementia and caring for people affected by dementia continues to evolve. We al read more.
Baby Shots Again? When we think of immunizations we often think of babies getting their shots but it’s important that adults of all ages stay current on their immunizations. Did you know that the CDC has a chart with the recommended vaccinations for people over 55 years of age? http://www.cd read more.
Think about learning your ABC’s. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? How about the way you would soothe a crying baby? What was your go-to lullabye? Does the song Amazing Grace conjure any emotions for you? Do you find yourself tapping your feet to a catchy tune or perhaps s read more.