Tag Archives: elder healthcare

DNR Form What If You Don't Have One?

Elderly people sometimes want a DNR if they suffer from chronic illnesses and are concerned that their quality of life will suffer if they require resuscitation. A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is another kind of advance directive. A DNR is a request not to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if your heart stops or if you…
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Seniors Sometimes Need Assistance With Their Medication Regime

Managing medications for your parents,means at times , traveling a distance as well as the fine line of being sure they are O.K. All the while ,using extreme consideration for them as an independent senior. Recognizing they may need some assistance and are reluctant to ask for help. The fear might even be, that as…
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Eldercare and Medications: Keeping Your Parent Safe

If you're providing eldercare for your parent, I have an important question for you: Do you know all of the medications that your parent is taking? In an article at CNN.com, Dr. Jerry Gurwitz stated that 38 million elder health care patients will experience drug complications in any given year, and that 180,000 of these…
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