Category Archives: healthcare

Elderly Skin Care – What You Need To Know

By Lynn Starner Elderly people and their caregivers should know about elderly skin care. It is important to realize some of the common traits, problems and solutions. Elderly people will have some specific issues that need to be recognized and treated effectively. This page will help you care best for elderly skin. Elderly Skin Traits…
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Addressing Dental Concerns in Senior Citizens and the Elderly

Senior citizens have a number of dental and oral concerns that many take for granted. Most simply dismiss them as part of old age, but it is important to understand these concerns and the long-term effects if not addressed. Good oral care must continue for older people as issues in this area can ultimately affect…
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Be Aware of Kidney Malfunctions

Your two kidneys are the master chemists of the body. The quality of the blood is supervised by them. In addition, they segregate damaging substances from valuable ones. They operate not merely as waste disposal units but similar to sophisticated strainers that get back beneficial substances that slip by means of the holes as well.…
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The Importance of Regular Colorectal Cancer Screening

by Groshan Fabiola Colorectal cancer is a serious disease that accounts for thousands of annual deaths among the American population. Although it can occur in people of all ages, this form of bowel cancer has the highest incidence in people with ages over 50. This year, colorectal cancer is estimated to affect around 150.000 people…
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Helping Elderly People Maintain Their Dignity in Hospitals

by Barry Lycka Geriatric care or the care for the elderly and infirm in hospitals and other health care facilities has certainly gone a long way. Equipped with the latest machineries that money could buy, these establishments are sometimes housing more then 20 elderly patients at any given time. With the projection that the elderly…
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A Different Medicare Advantage Plan – PACE

by Mary Jane Stern If you are a caregiver and need some extra help without having to put your loved one in an institutionalized setting, nursing home consider PACE – Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly.  It works like the Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C). The major difference, it’s a plan that focuses…
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New Nursing Home Resource

Denise Tyler, Ph.D Millions of Americans live in nursing homes and millions more receive short-term care from one after a hospital stay.  But the current healthcare reform debate has largely ignored nursing home care. This is due, in part, to a lack of data about how and why that care is given. As we move…
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How to Find a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare Or Medicaid

Finding a doctor who accepts Medicare or Medicaid is not hard to find but you need to call around and check who accepts it. Because of restrictions some doctors do not accept it anymore. It is crucial that you have a physician that will accept your insurance or it may cost you a lot of…
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