3 days 13 hours

How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way.

Dazed by a bad response to anesthesia, the Denver resident stopped eating and drinking. Within days, she was dangerously weak, almost entirely immobile and alarmingly apathetic.

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3 days 14 hours

‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org   Photos by Heidi de Marco

Cover photo: Harriet Diamond at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif., in May. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org   Photos by Heidi de Marco

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4 days 10 hours

Teaching In-Home Caregivers Seems To Pay Off

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

Low-income Californians who are elderly and disabled were less likely to go to the emergency room or be hospitalized after their in-home caregivers participated in an intensive training program, according to a report.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  

 

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4 days 10 hours

Inside Hospital, Families Find Refuge With Recliners, Tissues And Cake

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Melissa Bailey and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org.  Photos credited to Ben Sklar for KHN

 

Cover photo: Alan Epstein makes rounds to waiting rooms welcoming family of patients to the Montefiore Caregiver Support Center in the hospital in the Bronx, N.Y., in December 2016. (Ben Sklar for KHN)

 

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Melissa Bailey and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org.  Photos credited to Ben Sklar for KHN

 

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4 days 11 hours

End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR.

But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician, relayed those wishes to the woman’s daughter, the younger woman would have none of it.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by JoNel Aleccia and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

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4 days 12 hours

3 Breathing Techniques for Heart and Brain Health

Effective Breathing Can Achieve Tremendous Health Benefits

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by  Home Care Assistance New Haven County, 

 

  Yoga, meditation and other relaxation techniques all depend on breathing properly. Proper breathing is an important part of learning how to calm the mind and body. The importance of proper breathing is of equal importance to eating healthy food, exercising and reducing stress.

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Effective Breathing Can Achieve Tremendous Health Benefits

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog by  Home Care Assistance New Haven County, 

 

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6 days 7 hours

Hospitals Step Up To Help Seniors Avoid Falls

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 Cover photo: Gina Deavers, left center, looks on as Jane Bulla, right center, gets assistance from Sarah Nwosa, right, while Bulla goes through an obstacle course at the "Upright! Balance Training" class at Holy Cross Hospital's Senior Source center on Nov. 30 in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

 

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

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6 days 8 hours

Doctors Ponder Delicate Talks As Medicare Now Pays For End-Of-Life Counseling

  Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Phil Galewitz and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org

 

JUPITER, Fla. — She didn’t want to spend the rest of her days seeing doctors, the 91-year-old woman confessed to Dr. Kevin Newfield as he treated a deep wound on her arm.

“You don’t have to, but you have to tell me what you do want,” Newfield replied.

“I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of being 106,” she told the surgeon and her daughter, who was in the room with them.

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1 week 10 hours

ARTIS Senior Living of Branford Presents a "KARAOKE FUNRAISER PARTY!" on Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm at Karaoke Heroes 212 Crown St. New Haven, CT "Proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association" See link below for details!

1 week 14 hours

West River Rehab in Milford, CT is looking for golfers and sponsors for it's Benefit Golf Outing "Fore the Paws" Benefiting the Milford Animal Shelter on Friday September 22, 2017 from @ 2:00 pm. Located at the Orchards Golf Course 137 Kozlowski Road Milford, CT. Please see link below for more details:

1 week 14 hours

Maplewood at Orange, CT "HAPPY HOUR IN THE COURTYARD ~ PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENT" on Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Enjoy farm-fresh appetizers, local beers and wines. Special door prize each week! Rain or Shine. Co-hosted with West River Rehab

Maplewood at Orange, CT "HAPPY HOUR IN THE COURTYARD ~ PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENT"

On Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Enjoy farm-fresh appetizers, local beers and wines. Special door prize each week! Rain or Shine.

Co-hosted with West River Rehab

 

To RSVP or for more information, contact Eileen Duggan

at 914.534.1126 or eduggan@maplewoodsl.com

 

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Maplewood at Orange, CT "HAPPY HOUR IN THE COURTYARD ~ PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENT"

On Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

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1 week 14 hours

Rheumatoid Arthritis Worksop on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Location, Hampton Inn & Suites New Haven 510 Saw Mill Road West Haven, CT 06516

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites New Haven
510 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516

Arthritis Foundation - FREE event

Speaker: Dr. Robert Schoen, Rheumatologist - New Haven Rheumatology

Living Your Yes With Rheumatoid Arthritis/RA
A Personalized Goal-Setting Event: 101

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites New Haven
510 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516

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1 week 1 day

‘Boot Camp’ Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers Take Care Of Themselves, Too

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover

Cover photo: An actor (right), trained to play a patient with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, role plays with a participant at UCLA Health’s Alzheimer’s Caregiver Boot Camp. (Courtesy of UCLA Health)

 

LOS ANGELES — Gary Carmona thought he could do it all. He’s run companies and chaired nonprofit boards. But since his wife was diagnosed with dementia, Carmona, 77, has felt overwhelmed.

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2017 Folks on Spokes ~ On September 17, 2017. from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT. Located at Fowler Field 1 Shipyard Lane Milford, Connecticut 06460. Bike, run or walk the beautiful south central Connecticut shoreline to help the one in four people affected by mental health or substance abuse issues.

    2017 Folks on Spokes ~ Milford, CT
 

Event: On September 17, 2017. from 7:00 AM to  2:00 PM EDT. Located at Fowler Field 1 Shipyard Lane Milford, Connecticut 06460

Join us for Folks on Spokes Ride and the Walk for Suicide Awareness to raise awareness, funds, promote mental wellness, and show support for people on their road to recovery from the challenges of a mental illness or addiction.

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    2017 Folks on Spokes ~ Milford, CT
 

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