One of the major causes of elderly falls is hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance when the level of sodium in a person's serum drops below 135 mEq/L. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in the elderly patient population. Studies have shown that older patients are more prone to hyponatremia as a result of multiple factors including physiologic changes associated with aging such as decreases in glomerular filtration rate, a tendency for defective sodium conservation, and increased vasopressin activity. Mild hyponatremia ups the risk of fracture in elderly patients because hyponatremia has been shown to cause subtle neurologic impairment that affects gait and attention, similar to that of moderate alcohol intake.
Promoting independence in self-care can provide older adults with the capability to maintain independence longer and can leave them with a sense of achievement when they complete a task unaided. Older adults that require assistance with activities of daily living are at a greater risk of losing their independence with self-care tasks as dependent personal behaviours are often met with reinforcement from caregivers. It is important for caregivers to ensure that measures are put into place to preserve and promote function rather than contribute to a decline in status in an older adult that has physical limitations. Caregivers need to be conscious of actions and behaviors that cause older adults to become dependent on them and need to allow older patients to maintain as much independence as possible. Providing information to the older patient on why it is important to perform self-care may allow them to see the benefit in performing self-care independently. If the older adult is able to complete self-care activities on their own, or even if they need supervision, encourage them in their efforts as maintaining independence can provide them with a sense of accomplishment and the ability to maintain independence longer.
For medical help such as changing dressings, providing post-surgical rehabilitation, overseeing medications, aiding with physical therapy, or helping with mobility devices, you'll want home health care provided by caregiver who's gone through training and is being supervised by a nurse. (Keep in mind that licensing and certification requirements vary by state; you'll want to ask lots of questions about your caregiver's qualifications.)
At Voorhees Senior Living, you’ll feel right at home from your very first visit. Life at Voorhees is a chance to live healthy and happy, and where every day brings a new experience. We promote personal independence in a comfortable, homelike setting. Here, we celebrate our resident’s individuality and encourage a warm, family environment. Each floor plan boasts a bright, airy, and open feel and is yours to personalize and decorate to your preferences.
“Beaumont participated in a trial called ESCAPE to show the benefit of the procedure for acute stroke victims. After the treatment 53 per cent of patients had a fully independent life with no disability. Of those who received best medical management without thrombectomy, only 29 per cent achieved an independent life afterwards. Also the risk of dying from the stroke was halved. This is a dramatic change in outcome and for the individual patients, a truly life transforming procedure.
I have been very happy with the Around-the-Clock companion care we have for my mother. The office is friendly and competent. The care companions are kind, caring, hard-working and easy to communicate with. They have always been on time. My mother has enjoyed their care and company. My family and I are grateful for this help. It is costly but the peace of mind we have is worth it.
Working with a planning professional can help expedite access to Veterans Benefits by expediting the application process. Veterans typically takes at least 9 months and a planner may be able to get it done faster by knowing which forms to use and how to submit a "fully qualified claim". If you currently do not meet the requirements for Veterans because you have too many assets, the planner can also help with that.
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.