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Understanding elderly care in 2014

There are many factors that you should take into consideration when choosing the right care home for a family member. Choosing a care home can be a distressing decision - both for you and the family member that needs care - and it is important to come up with a solution that is right for all concerned. When looking at potential care homes, it is important to be aware of factors that could lead to... ❯❯❯

How to Cope When Caring for a Terminally Ill Parent

Something that we know that we’re going to have to eventually deal with is the death of a loved one. Still, when the time comes to take care of someone you deeply love who is terminally ill, it can be extremely challenging to find the balance between providing them with everything that they need and also maintaining some level of emotional balance for yourself. Especially when the person... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Nurses Working With Elderly Patients

Out of all of the specialties in the nursing profession, one that is reportedly on the rise is geriatric nursing. These are the nurses who use their knowledge and skills to provide top-notch care to elderly patients; especially those who are in a nursing home or some form of primary care. Being committed to caring for seniors is an admirable task; one that comes with quite a bit of... ❯❯❯

Conquire Hip and Knee Pain with Help from Depuy (Sponsored)

The last thing you want to worry about is hip or knee pain when you're trying to enjoy all that life has to offer. Thankfully, DePuy is a global leader in finding solutions in orthopaedics, spinal care, sports medicine and neurosciences. As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, DePuy has successfully helped many men overcome hip and knee discomfort to return... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Difficulties of Being a Traveling Nurse

Throughout the country and the world, professional nurses are channeling their skills into travel nursing jobs. Being a traveling nurse can be an exciting career choice taking you to every state in addition to various parts of the globe. You will be exposed to new cultures and have the opportunity to learn from others in your field. What Exactly Does a Traveling Nurse Do? ... ❯❯❯

Keeping Up Good Nutrition in Those Your Care For

Good nutrition is important for any lifestage, and this is no different for seniors. A healthy diet can feed the mind, the body and the soul with benefits including resistance to various diseases and illnesses, increased mental acuity, easier management of chronic health issues, an increase in energy and faster recuperation times when unwell. A healthy diet at any age can also improve our mood. ... ❯❯❯

Why Elders Need to Keep a Close Eye on Vision Health

Why Elders Need to Keep a Close Eye on Vision Health It’s true; one’s vision deteriorates with age, yet keeping a close watch on eye health is for people of all ages.  Elders sometimes dismiss bigger complications and threats to eye health for common problems, expecting difficulties to come with old age.  But doctors and caretakers urge better vigilance.  Vision is a... ❯❯❯

Making The Switch: Why Choosing A Good Health Insurance Policy Will Help You

Summary: With Obamacare hitting the streets this January, individuals are beginning to realize the importance of healthcare and are attempting to understand different terms like premiums, policies, coverage, copays etc. We are here to tell you that if you are struggling to understand the various options available, you aren’t alone! But have you ever stepped back and asked yourself, why... ❯❯❯

Required Skills and Qualifications for Elderly Nurses

Caring for the elderly can be a particularly challenging task, but one with many benefits. The elderly have lived long lives and the lessons they can teach young nurses can be invaluable. As a nurse for the elderly, you must have a number of unique qualities – qualities that can put you in the position of being able to provide support and care for individuals that might not be able to care... ❯❯❯

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

A lot of people – young and old it’s important to say – suffer with issues regarding their hearing. Quite often the only course of action is to get a hearing aid to help you to hear much more clearly, but with so many options on the market it can be difficult to choose the one that is most appropriate for you. It’s a common misconception that a hearing aid is a generic... ❯❯❯