Alzheimer’s Awareness: Are You Aware?

Not as many people are aware, but every one of us is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe the disease affects somebody we know – we’re all just a few degrees of separation away from someone suffering from the disease. We are all indirectly paying the bill as Alzheimer’s will cost our government $277 billion by the end of 2018, and that does not reflect informal care. Nationally, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, every 66 seconds

EZ Lift Vest

The EZ Lift Vest was designed by Registered Nurses to improve mobility and stability for the patient, caregiver and those that are at risk of unintentional falls during repetitive patient transfer maneuvers. EZ LIFT VEST Recommended for patients with unstable balance and coordination due to: • Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and other conditions that cause balance and coordination difficulties. • Unisex, one piece garment. •

Hospice Aides and Nursing Assistants: On the Front Lines of Healthcare

When a patient with an advanced illness is ready to start the conversation about hospice, one concern inevitably arises: Where will I receive care? VITAS® Healthcare has over 40 years of experience providing hospice care that focuses on improving quality of life, and we’ve found that most patients fare best where they’re already most at ease: in their home. Choosing Home over Hospital Studies show that more than 70% of people would prefer to die

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common chronic, progressive, neurologic disease, behind only Alzheimer’s. Due to a dramatic increase in the age of our population, genetics, and environmental factors associated with an increased risk for the disease, many physicians believe that we may be on the cusp of an emerging pandemic. Parkinson’s is a disease of the central nervous system that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking,

Consider this Scenario…

A patient is seen by her physician every month; she complains of weight loss and confusion. She is given referrals to specialists and told to follow up. Month after month; the same story. The referrals sit in her purse because she can’t figure out how to navigate the phone tree at the specialists’ offices. The weight loss and confusion continue, month after month. She’s lost over 50 pounds in 5 months and she now cannot

An Intergenerational Approach to Adult Day Services

ADS Centers offer meals, socialization, and daily activities such as exercise, bingo, music, and art projects that are directed towards clients’ needs and cognitive abilities. In turn, you as a caregiver receive respite during the day to work, attend to household tasks, or rest knowing that your loved one is being cared for by qualified staff in a safe, secure, enriching environment. Many ADS Centers have a registered nurse on duty who can distribute medications