Month: August 2018

A Serious Slip for the Elderly : Health: The Pope’s hip injury again points up the need for safety in the home. Experts say frailty and poor balance increase chances of falling.

May 10, 1994|SHARI ROAN | TIMES HEALTH WRITER He was over 65 and stepping from the bathtub when he lost his balance and fell. He fractured his hip. What happened to Pope John Paul II in the Vatican last month was a classic-case scenario. Among the elderly, hip fractures resulting from falls are a common injury that …

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How Can I Include Families and Caregivers of Older Patients?

Family and informal caregivers play a significant role in the lives of their loved ones. They also play an important role in how the healthcare system functions. By communicating effectively with all the individuals involved in your patient’s care, you can both help the patient and make more efficient use of your time and resources. …

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