Aging 360; Staying Out of the Hospital, Going back to the basics and more…
Avoiding the Title ‘Frequent Flyer’
Frequent Flyer, the terminology conjures up the image of someone who spends more time in the air than on the ground. However, it also refers those who are constantly returning to the Emergency Room.
My mother used to say, the only reason to be in a hospital, is to have a baby. I can’t think of a more true statement. Imagine lying in a bed, alone with nurses poking and prodding at all times of the day and night. Tests being ordered you never heard of, people using terminology you don’t understand, and just feeling sick, scared, and unsure of what the future holds. Now consider an older adult who was transported to the hospital after a 911 call. Who is making sure the tests are necessary, who is getting the results, and who is communicating with all the doctors to make sure there is an effective plan in place so your loved one will have the opportunity to walk out of the hospital? There is so much to cover in an already overwhelming environment.
If your aging loved one is lucky enough to get treated and gets discharged. How are we making sure they aren’t becoming a frequent flyer? Our team has put together a Top Ten List of questions to ask that will assist in your discharge, and successful recovery. To see the full list visit our website here.
Shari Markowitz Geller, MSW, CMC
President, Senior Options Inc.
Focus on the Basics
Iris R. Cohen, MSW
James Galvin, MD, MPH
The Comprehensive Program on Brain Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
We are all worried about the health of our body and brain as we age. There are four areas that we can work on to promote a healthy brain and keep our body in top shape.
- NUTRITION – Practice healthful eating habits such as the MIND Diet
- EXERCISE – Exercise 30-40 min at moderate intensity three times a week
- BE SOCIAL – Interact with family and friends, volunteer and stay engaged
- LEARN – Continue challenging your brain with novel activities to increase cognitive reserves
Home Health in Turbulent Times
Ari Beim, Preferred Home Care of Florida
Home Health Care is the bright light, during these trying times of Coronavirus. It is often the safest solution, keeping you in the comfort and safety of your home, while not sacrificing your healthcare.
Home health is provided by Skilled Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, all under the supervision of your physician. We can assist with Telehealth visits, providing a more comprehensive visit. We evaluate the safety risks in your home, providing assistance and guidance leading to a safer home. Private Duty Aides allow adults to receive help with needed personal care, preserving their dignity and maintaining quality of life.
In socially distant times, Home Health brings care and social contact all with the highest level of protection and safety.