Category: Senior Injuries

Strokes and Sauna Use For Seniors

As we age, our immune system gets weaker, and we become much more susceptible to health problems. Did you know that strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? It causes more significant long-term disability than any other disease, and older people are at higher risk for s [...]

Why Professional Guardians Are NOT Protecting The Senior Community

There's a massive problem in our senior community, and it has to do with professional guardians. These professional guardians are not related to seniors and elderly individuals; these professional guardians attempt to get guardianship over a senior and do so relatively quickly and with no pushback f [...]

The Four Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

Here is a disturbing statistic: medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. You heard that right; it is right up there with heart disease and cancer. A recent study done by Johns Hopkins medical experts revealed that over 250,000 individuals in the United States died du [...]

Avoiding Financial Exploitation as a Senior

There is nothing more despicable than the exploitation of the aging population, let alone any age group. Elder abuse occurs in many forms, including financial exploitation. Financial elder abuse and exploitation accounts for more than $36 billion in losses to seniors. It is considered a form of elde [...]

Managing Diabetes for Older Adults

Diabetes often goes underrecognized because people can live with diabetes and have little to no symptoms. There are three P’s when it comes to diabetes: polydipsia, polyuria, and polyphagia. Polydipsia is an increase in thirst. Someone who is experiencing polydipsia may feel thirsty all the time a [...]

Avoiding Legionnaires’ Disease As A Senior

Legionnaires’ Disease is a severe form of bacterial pneumonia; it is much more severe than other bacterial pneumonias out in the community. It’s severe because 98% of the people that get this form of bacterial pneumonia end up hospitalized. Plus, many of them end up on a ventilator. The symptoms [...]

Keeping Our Loved Ones Safe During The Pandemic

Covid is a respiratory viral infection, so it is spread via respiratory droplets in close contact – less than six feet for longer than fifteen minutes. It can happen when congregating in settings where you have people in close contact for more extended periods of time. Nursing homes are not the on [...]

The Benefits Of Caregiving

Did you know that 34 million Americans provided unpaid care to adults fifty and older last year? You may have provided caregiving services without even realizing it. Most adults will typically care for their parent or parent-in-law, spouse, grandparent, adult child, friend, or neighbor. Typically, a [...]

Becoming A Dementia-Friendly Society

Life can be better for patients with Alzheimer’s. First of all, we are in an exciting time because our culture is finally realizing that Alzheimer’s is not a medical issue; it’s a cultural issue. Five years ago, there was a real movement in the United Kingdom to change society&rsqu [...]