Hip Replacement for Seniors: What’s New?

Good news for seniors facing hip replacement: A much better outcome with computer and robotic-aided surgery.  Why is the outcome better? Because the orthopedic surgeon can better align new hip components with computers and a robotic arm than by older methods using an alignment rod. Not all of us are built the same. When laying on the operating table, our hip may not be aligned as it would be when standing or going about activities

Adult Day Care or In-Home Care: Your Choice

Many of us were familiar with “day care” when our kids were pre-school age, and we needed the kids to be cared for while we were at work.  Well, what about having mom or dad living with us when they shouldn’t be left alone at home all day. Not only would it be boring, but it may be medically unadvisable.  We have choices of in-home care such as a Home Care and Personal Assistance agency

Private Duty Nursing: Meeting the Needs in Our Community

Private duty nursing is the care of individuals of every age; from newborn infants born prematurely or with neonatal health issues to our senior citizens who after many years of productive lives need assistance with the most basic tasks of living. Although we use the term nursing, private duty care can be provided by licensed nurses who will perform skilled procedures such as administering of meds, tube feedings, and wound care.  Non-nursing care is typically assisting

Learning in Retirement

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi offers opportunities to experience learning with peers, whether out of curiosity or to satisfy a long-held interest in a particular subject.  OLLI’s membership has grown nearly tenfold since 1991, and is on both USM campuses, Hattiesburg and Long Beach. OLLI members gain access to nearly 300 different seminars, classes, and travel opportunities annually. Courses span the spectrum of interests and pursuits in an

Prescription Medications

“Get to Know your Pharmacist” Nearly 6 in 10 Americans take a prescription drug, and of these, 21% take 3 or more prescription medications. Pharmacists can inform you of the ins and outs of your medications, promoting patient safety, reduce preventable harm and medication errors. Here’s how a pharmacist can help: Understand what medications you are taking and why Know How and when to take your medications Recognize the side effects and know what to

Adult Day Care or In-Home Care: Your Choice

Many of us were familiar with “day care” when our kids were pre-school age, and we needed the kids to be cared for while we were at work. Well, what about having mom or dad living with us when they shouldn’t be left alone at home all day. Not only would it be boring, but it may be medically unadvisable. We have choices of in-home care such as a Home Care and Personal Assistance agency