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
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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?
An Overview of Pain Control for the Rehab Patient
Myths and facts about the use of narcotics during rehab. Continue Reading An Overview of Pain Control for the Rehab Patient
A Nurse’s Perspective on Rehab Care—Planning is Key
The patients that plan ahead, it seems, are most often the ones who recover more quickly. Continue Reading A Nurse’s Perspective on Rehab Care—Planning is Key
Checklist for Considering Nursing Facilities
As a nurse, my best advice to you is to plan ahead and visit some of your local nursing homes so you can see firsthand how they operate. Call to schedule a tour and, while you are there, look for the following… Continue Reading Checklist for Considering Nursing Facilities
Do you know where your patients go?
In this post, Dr. Scott Cline, neurologist, reviews his experience as a specialist attending patients in rehabilitation centers after hospitalization. Continue Reading Do you know where your patients go?
It’s Your Medication List—Own it!
According to the CDC, Adverse Drug Events result in 700,000 emergency room visits and 120,000 hospitalizations EVERY YEAR! Are you at risk? Continue Reading It’s Your Medication List—Own it!