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Cancer Care Among Older Adults

Cancer Care Among Older Adults

Elderly adults with suffering from cancer in the past received limited treatment for a variety of reasons. Today, as a means to treating older people with cancer, geriatric oncology programs have sprung up around the country. Seniors can have other medical conditions besides cancer and the cancer can impact these diseases. All treatments have to be managed together and that…

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Preventing Falls for Seniors

Preventing Falls for Seniors

Ways to Decrease the Risk of Falls for Seniors Seniors are susceptible to falls for many reasons–bad balance, poor eyesight, dizziness, overall weakness and fragility. Consider the following staggering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: – One in every three adults 65 and older fall each year. – Falls represent the leading cause of injury deaths in…

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Managing Medications for Seniors

Managing Medications for Seniors

The average 65 – 69 year-old fills 13.6 prescriptions per year, while those 80 – 84 years old have 18.2 prescriptions filled annually. Taking multiple medications and seeing different doctors can be a prescription for a serious medication problem. Serious Problems The most serious medication problems involving seniors tend to focus around these scenarios: – Not taking medicine correctly —…

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Five Questions about Long-Term Care

Five Questions about Long-Term Care

1. What is long-term care? Long-term care refers to the ongoing services and support needed by people who have chronic health conditions and disabilities. There are three levels of long-term care: – Skilled care-round-the-clock care by professional health care providers. – Intermediate care-less frequent care – Custodial care-personal care such as bathing, eating, and dressing which Perpetual Home Care provides…

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15 Reasons for Home Care

15 Reasons for Home Care

Studies have found that an estimated 90 percent of infirmed and elderly individuals prefer home care over institutional care. – Home care helps keep families together. Compare this to taking an elderly person away from her loved ones. At no time is family more important than during times of illness. – Home care helps seniors maintain their independence. Home care…

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