1. Bed rest is not good for anyone, especially the elderly With very few exceptions, bed rest is an old-fashioned idea that has no place in modern medicine. Bed rest leads to deconditioning, muscle weakness and atrophy. Bed rest can also lead to pressure sores, pneumonia, constipation and depression. The sooner they can get up […]
Hospital discharge – 5 things you can do to help your elderly patients avoid returning to the hospital.
Seniors who are discharged from hospital have been found to have a very high rate of re-admission through the Emergency department . This is a heartbreaking finding; seniors may present for re-admission with further physical injury, additional care needs rendered through emerg adds costs to the ‘system’, and last but not least, these re-admissions can […]
Sometimes during the course of a person’s hospitalization their medication regimen is changed. Sometimes however, there are oversights, errors or as in this case, printer problems. So many times one problem compounds another and the end result is a dangerous mess of mixed up medications that goes unnoticed until a person becomes unwell or experiences […]