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Everything Elder Care Workers Need to Know about Ebola

If you work for or are in charge of a health care organization that provides services to the elderly, you’re no doubt aware that information and news about the recent Ebola outbreak in the United States is constantly changing. Here’s a roundup of helpful links to information that will help keep you up-to-date on what you need to know.

10/22/14 12:41 PM  read complete story

 

Ebola Scammers Targeting Older Americans

The Federal Trade Commission says it has seen an upsurge in the number of “Ebola scammers” targeting older Americans and others. These scammers are making unsubstantiated claims that products containing everything from silver to herbal oils and snake venom can cure or prevent Ebola.

10/16/14 07:54 AM  read complete story

 

CDC Offers Ebola Infection Prevention Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued infection prevention and control recommendations for hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola virus disease in U.S. hospitals and says that although this guidance focuses on the hospital setting, they are applicable to any healthcare environment, including nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.

10/16/14 07:46 AM  read complete story

 

Do Brain Games Really Improve Your Memory?

"Skip the Sudoku and get out and exercise."

9/30/14 04:17 AM  read complete story

 

First Day of Fall Marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults over the age of 65. Every 15 seconds, an older adults is treated in an emergency room for an injury related to a fall.

9/10/14 4:39 PM  read complete story

 

Canadian Firm Offers Free Online Brain Assessment Tool

While not a diagnostic tool, the 20-minute assessment is like a temperature check for the mind that will help a person determine whether they need to discuss their memory concerns with a doctor.

7/16/14 7:03 PM  read complete story

 

Now Available: ‘A Nurse’s Guide to End-of-Life Care’

“All nurses experience death either professionally or personally, so all nurses should have a basic knowledge of how to care for dying patients."

6/19/14 01:01 AM  read complete story

 

Program Helps Vulnerable Older People Maintain Mobility

Their programs took place at a clinic twice a week and at home three or four times a week. The 817 people in the comparison group participated in weekly health education workshops for the first 26 weeks, followed by monthly sessions thereafter. They also performed five to 10 minutes of upper body stretching and flexibility exercises in each session. Participants in both groups were assessed every six months at clinic visits.

5/27/14 10:15 PM  read complete story

 

Adult Children Avoid Talking to Parents About Taking Away Car Keys

A national poll reveals more than 3 out of 4 (79%) adult children say telling their parents they’re taking away their car keys because they’re no longer fit to drive is THE MOST uncomfortable conversation they could have with them.

4/30/14 07:42 AM  read complete story

 

Data Suggests Diabetes Complications in Decline

A new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finding shows that complications from diabetes fell sharply between 1990 and 2010. The most dramatic reductions were in heart attacks (down 68%) and deaths from uncontrolled blood sugar (down 64%).

4/23/14 12:41 PM  read complete story

 
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