May is Older Americans Month and I think a great way for Americans to celebrate is to check their stereotypes on aging.
If your loved one is in the hospital and needs continued care after a major illness or injury, the physician may recommend nursing home placement. The hospital discharge planner is responsible for arranging for your loved one to be assessed by the appropriate agency to determine if nursing home care is appropriate and, if it is, to assign the appropriate level of care.
The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation recommends these top 10 healthy New Year’s resolutions for older adults to help achieve your goal of becoming and staying healthy.
Public health experts offered advice to senior citizens and family members caring for aging relatives about staying healthy as businesses reopen. Their strongest advice: Regardless of the current phase of reopening the economy, seniors are safest staying at home.
When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, older people are especially vulnerable to severe illness. Research is showing that adults 60 and older, especially those with preexisting medical conditions, especially heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe — even deadly — coronavirus infection than other age groups.
We are dedicated to providing your loved one with the safest possible environment during these challenging times so if you have any concerns please don't hesitate to reach out to us. It's only natural that you would have questions about what the best course of action is so we hope this will provide useful information.
Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed really necessary, even in areas where the new coronavirus doesn’t yet appear to be circulating widely? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s? Do they need to worry about going to a restaurant or a friend’s house for dinner? Are all outside activities ill-advised?