NPR recently featured an Annals of Emergency Medicine study found a shocking number of seniors who visited emergency rooms were at risk of malnutrition or were malnourished. The study found than half of senior patients treated were in nutritional danger. Similar studies have estimated that roughly 6 percent of independent seniors suffer from malnourishment. And just as startling other studies have found senior malnourishment rates to be as high as 85 percent in long term care facilities and hospitals. Timothy Platts-Mills, the lead author of the paper, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at...
There can be problems with limiting the discussion to the “two most important caregiver tips” given the diversity of caregivers and their car partners. Caregivers come from different states, countries, and distances. Brenda Avadian, executive director of The Caregiver’s Voice, recently shared in the US News World Report focus on the millions living with dementia. As the dementia progresses, people lose their ability to meaningfully express their wants and needs due to cognitive impairment.This can lead to a caregiver to continue guessing what their loved ones want while at the same time helping with the challenging activities of daily living. The...
Sitting in a warm bath allows your mind and body to relax and recharge. Soaking in the bath also eases your stiff joints, improving circulation, and reducing blood pressure. Live Oak's Humane Lift Bath Lifts offer those with limited mobility can once again use a traditional bat tub. But, Mangar recommends the following to make sure your first bath is safe. Start with warm water, rather than hot, between 95-104° Fahrenheit is recommended. And, soaking for around 20 minutes offers the best health gains. Relaxing in a warm bath for a long time can cause your blood pressure to decline, causing...
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