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Antipsychotic Drugs Called Hazardous for the Elderly by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health More than half of the antipsychotics paid for by the federal Medicare program in the first half of 2007 were “erroneous,” th ... Read on »
Ten Tips for Communicating with an Alzheimer’s Patient by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Carole Larkin Alzheimer's Reading Room Ever feel like your loved one is ignoring you or that you just weren’t getting through to your loved o ... Read on »
US Nursing Homes Have Poor Record of Infection Control by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health May 5, 2011 — American nursing homes have a poor track record of keeping infections at bay, a new study shows. via www.medscape.com ... Read on »
Growing Demand for Sandwich Generation to Step Up to Elder Care Role - Noozhawk.com by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health With the struggles of today’s economy and the life expectancy of the population increasing, there are huge demands surfacing for caregivers of the elder ... Read on »
What the Night Brings by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I am lying in my bed reading when there is a distant rat-ta-tat. It is after 11:30 p.m. via newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com ... Read on »
You can avoid going to court if you have the proper legal documents by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Your mother could be forced to sit in a courtroom and listen to a judge take away her right to vote, drive and manage her money. You'll be req ... Read on »
Elders' Refusals to Eat: What's a Caregiver to Do? by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health First, Do No Harm One need not be a doctor to adhere to the ""first do no harm"" clause of the Hippocratic Oath. It would be negligent, ... Read on »
Study: Popular Alzheimer's drug ineffective for mild cases - CNN.com by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health (Health.com) -- A drug widely used to treat mild Alzheimer's disease appears to provide no benefit to this group of early stage patients, according to ... Read on »
Antipsychotic drug use among elderly nursing home residents in the United States by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Background: Antipsychotic utilization in elderly nursing home residents has increased substantially in recent years, primarily due to the u ... Read on »
Federal Government Responsible For Nursing Home Abuse and Death by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Jack Halpern, CEO, My Elder Advocate NJ nursing home row with 72-year-old kills man, 81 http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/ ... Read on »
Handling Anger: Why is Mom So Defensive? by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Elders who become vulnerable and need help from family are often difficult to please. Generally this behavior stems from fear and grief over loss of fun ... Read on »
Reduction of Bed Hold Days A Dangerous Trend by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Jack Halpern, CEO My Elder Advocate Nursing home residents who were on a Medicaid bed-hold a period of up to 15 days, if they are hospitalize ... Read on »
Elder Care: Families On The Brink by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health VIDEO> http://abcnews.go.com/WN/ElderCare/ Read on »
Putting Seniors In Jail, and Criminals in Nursing Homes by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Warp 10, Hayabusa.org Let's put the seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes. This would correct two things in one motion. ... Read on »
Son Imprisons Dad Then Steals His Money by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Jack Halpern, Founder and CEO, My Elder Advocate John was admitted to Slippery Rock Nursing Home (Slippery Rock is a name I use to describe ... Read on »
Hospitals Shirk Their Responsibility When Discharging Elders by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Jack Halpern, Founder And CEO, My Elder Advocate More and more hospitals today are bowing to reimbursement pressures and abrogating the ... Read on »
Ageism: The Path to Elder Abuse by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Jack Halpern The number of Americans 60 and older is growing, but society still isn't embracing the aging population, geropsychologists say ... Read on »
What Are the Dangers of a Feeding Tube in the Elderly? by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Samantha Bunch, eHow Contributor Feeding tubes may be given to the elderly when they are unable to eat normally. Many times with age, the muscles in the throat wil ... Read on »
Feeding Tubes In Nursing Homes: Benefit or Abuse by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health By Jack Halpern More than one-third of U.S. nursing home residents with advanced dementia have feeding tubes. About two-thirds of these have the tube inserted ... Read on »
Medicare Standards Are Too Strict, 2 Courts Find by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/02/health/policy/02medicare.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=medicare&st=cse Read on »