Posts Tagged ‘nursing homes near Trenton NJ’

When Older Adults Fall

    Slipping on the bathroom tile is not pleasant for any person. But for older adults, a fall could likely result in a broken hip, expensive medical care, and long-term recovery. According to the CDC, more than one in four older adults over age 65 years fall each year. When older adults fall, the…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Feelings of irritation or sadness can creep up on a person and soon, completely take over, interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Sometimes there are no external reasons to account for these overall “off” feelings. But when these feelings persist over time, especially during the fall and winter months, the diagnosis is often seasonal affective…

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Medication Management is Essential

Medication can be an exceptional tool for healing and pain management. However, when not used properly, medicine can be harmful and even deadly. Proper medication management is essential to preventing misusage and harm. To manage your medications or the medications of a loved-one, it’s important to understand the following: Communicate with your Healthcare Provider It’s…

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An Active life Promotes a Sense of Purpose and Improves Self-Esteem

Recreational activities have always been part and parcel of a nursing home program. Meaningful activities tailored to the needs and abilities of nursing home residents promote their sense of purpose and improve their self-esteem. But with many different residents of varying interests and abilities, programming can be challenging. In fact, according to a study published…

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6 Must-Pack Items for Traveling with Alzheimer’s

Mom has Alzheimer’s, but you know she’d love to spend time with the family over the holidays. You’ve carefully planned the travel: you’re traveling less than four hours away, during the hours of the day when she is at her best, and you’ve incorporated lots of down time. Now it’s time to pack. Here are…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure   

The leading cause of hospitalization in seniors is Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). CHF, also called Chronic Heart Failure, refers to a weakening of the heart that prevents it from pumping blood effectively. CHF must be caught as early as possible. It can be treated with a variety of medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, and ACE inhibitors.…

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10 Important Foot Care Rules for Diabetics  

The elevated blood sugar levels associated with diabetes mellitus cause a range of complications. Between one-third and one-half of diabetics will develop peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage that usually affects the feet and legs. Diabetics also have reduced circulation, which in combination with peripheral neuropathy means that even minor foot issues can quickly become medical emergencies,…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Reaches Beyond the Joints

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is usually associated with pain and swelling in the joints. However, it also causes long-term damage throughout the body. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear of the joints, RA is an autoimmune disease. This means that the disease causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue, mistaking it for…

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New Promise in Healing Paraplegia

While age is a risk factor for many serious diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, there are two other age-related conditions that impact our quality of life, even though they do not directly cause death. As we age, we lose muscle, and it is also common for bones to weaken, causing osteopenia or osteoporosis. This…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Just the Facts

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder afflicting approximately 12% of adults in the United States. It is more commonly found in women than men: nearly twice as many women suffer from IBS as men. There are many theories about the cause of IBS, but currently scientists seem to be honing in on two…

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