The elderly population represents an estimated 42 million people, nearly 13.3% of the population. That population receives more than 50% of all prescription medications. Most who engage in the healthcare system take 6-8 medications, not to mention the over the counter drugs and herbal supplements. It’s been reported that the elderly population is responsible for… Continue Reading Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Events
Author Archive | Mary Kay Hood
Nursing Home Costs – Who Pays?
You’ve taken care of your family member on your own for as long as you can. You’ve exhausted all the home health aide and home nursing resources. It’s no longer an option for them to remain in the home. Now you must make the heart-wrenching decision to move your loved one to a nursing home. … Continue Reading Nursing Home Costs – Who Pays?
Short Term Nursing Home Stay for Rehab – Who Pays?
As if you don’t have enough on your mind, with all that your recovery entails, the last thing you should be worried about is who pays for this step. Continue Reading Short Term Nursing Home Stay for Rehab – Who Pays?
Home for the Holidays
Every situation is different, but if you are considering bringing your loved one home to celebrate, you might give thought to the following. Continue Reading Home for the Holidays
Rehab Care—A View from the Front Lines
A few years ago, my husband and I were faced with where to go and what to do when his mother, at the age of 88, fell and was no longer able to walk. Continue Reading Rehab Care—A View from the Front Lines