Transitioning a senior parent to an assisted living facility can be a difficult adjustment, for everyone involved. However, in many cases, it is also necessary to ensure safety. These tips will help you ease the transition and choose the best nursing homes that everyone will feel comfortable with.
Visit multiple nursing homes
You can learn important information about nursing homes online, but you cannot really get a true feel for the comfort of the home that way. Schedule multiple nursing home visits. Take your senior parent along on the tours. Give them a say in the one that makes them feel the most comfortable. Additionally, when you view nursing homes i
If you are addicted to opioids or addicted to heroin, you are not alone. In the United States, the leading cause of accidental death is drug overdose. In 2015, 52,404 people died from an overdose. It has been estimated that at least 24% of people who try try heroin become addicted. Experts say that there are more than 20.5 million people, over the age of 12, suffer from some kind of addiction. As of 2015, they said that there were at least two million Americans are addicted to prescription drugs and at least 591,000 have problems with heroin. The good news is that there are effective treatments available. Methadone treatment centers have been working with people for over 50
Have you experienced burnout this year?
The answer is likely an enthusiastic ‘yes’. Working Americans nowadays not only have to contend with juggling a tenuous work-life balance, but managing the ongoing symptoms of burnout. This term is used to describe the phenomenon of complete mental and physical exhaustion brought on by unchecked stress levels. Not unlike the flu, burnout can seemingly come out of nowhere and lay you low for a week or two. At its worst? It can last for months and make you forget who you used to be. Just like the flu, it can be prevented with a little foresight and a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some of the biggest warning signs you’re
You’re ill, very ill. You’ve tried calling your doctor. There’s no response. But wait–it’ll take two weeks to get you in to see him or her. There’s a back-up with an appointment. You’re losing bodily fluids. That influenza strain is depleting your body. Your temperature is sky high. What left is there to do?
Assume in this scenario that all the over the counter medications you’re taking aren’t working. You’re worried about the loss of fluids and the temperature and the inability to sleep and so forth. But you can’t see your doctor for a couple of weeks. There’s always the emergency room. But it’ll cost.
Over the past several years, a different form of treating patients has developed and arisen across the United States. It’s called Urgent Care. Urgent Care facilities are those designed for p
Approximately one in seven Americans have some sort of orthopedic impairments. Whether your impairment requires emergency medical care or not, it’s important to consult with an experienced orthopedic doctor as soon as possible.
Before you speak with your orthopedic doctor, however, you should do a little research so you know exactly what type of orthopedic impairment you actually have. Here are a few common complaints that should be addressed as soon as possible.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the body’s motor conditions. It often comes with additional medical conditions and can lead to severe impairments related to bodily movements and muscle tone coordination. This condition needs to be addressed immediately because it can, in addition to causing severe pain, lead to mental problems. Cerebral palsy is typically caused by brain damage sustained while the baby is still in the womb, but it can also be caused by major injuries to the brain later in life as well.
Angular bone deformity
An angular bone deformity occurs when the bones above the knee are bent and is usually a result of variations in normal growth patterns. The deformity will usually lead to bow legs or knees knocking and can worsen with age. If this is not treated, serious and unavoidable joint damage will likely occur.
This chronic condition affects a patient’s joints and bones. It is usually triggered by bacteria slowly destroying the body’s bone matter. A foul smelling pus discharge is common with osteomyelitis, and reconstructive orthopedic surgery may be necessary.
Cleft lip is a very common type of orthopedic impairment. When the body is first developing, the infant’s face and mouth tissues are supposed to fuse together in the second and third months of pregnancy. For children with cleft lips, this fusion either never occurs or only partially occurs. While this condition can cause social embarrassment and health problems, a simple surgery is usually all that is required to lead a normal life.
Commonly known as TB, Tuberculosis is a highly infectious disease than can be fatal. It can cause severe disintegration of the spinal column and negatively affect various areas of a patient’s life. Individuals should visit an orthopedic surgery center and speak with an orthopedic specialist right away if they believe they have TB.
If you just want to chat with a trusted orthopedic doctor or want to learn more about treatment options, contact an orthopedic surgeon near you.
You know that it should not be this way, but every time that you approach the holidays you worry. And while many other hosts and guests are worrying about the the food that they will be serving or the appreciation gifts that they will be bringing, you find yourself worrying about something completely different.
Every year that goes by bring more wrinkles, less tone, and, unfortunately, more weight. And while you know that you should be able to move past these superficial concerns, when it comes to a large family gathering you cannot dismiss the fact that you want to find a way to look your very best.
This year, however, you have vowed that instead of simply worrying, you are also going to take action. In fact, you have an appointment set up to talk to a doctor about the
About $1.2 billion in used bicycles were sold in 2015 in the U.S., and there are twice as many bicycles than there are cars in the world. There is no doubt that bike riding is quite a popular physical activity for people in America, and there are great health benefits. A study conducted by the British Medical Association found that coronary heart disease was reduced by half in people who cycled at least 20 miles a week.
When going for a long ride, however, you need to make sure that you are prepared. You need to be hydrated enough and have had enough food, and you need to make sure you have the most comfortable equipment, like comfortable bike seats and an emergency gear.
1. Make sure you eat and drink enough
Long-distance biking can take some serious energy out of y
You always hope that your child will be born perfectly healthy, sound of body and sound of mind, but unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Luckily, in today’s modern world, there are so many ways to help give a child a wonderful quality of life with the right medical procedures and technology. If your child, for example, is born with congenital abnormalities of the ear — which can span a few different conditions — there are ways to treat these issues and give your child a normal, happy life. If you’re worried that your child will experience hearing loss or chronic ear problems, it’s always a good idea to get congenital abnormalities of the ear checked out by a pediatric ear, nose, and throat doctor. Ear nose and throat problems in children and adolescents tend to be more specialized, so it’s
The medical industry is essential to the vitality of many Americans lives and yet it is a profession that many Americans loathe having to interact with. People do not like going to the hospital or the doctor’s office and view it as an awful experience because they worry about their health. But it is important for these people to know about alternatives to visiting the doctor’s office, such as home care assistance.
While home care assistance is more popular in Europe than in America, it is slowly becoming more and more common in the United States as the years go on. This is because Baby Boomers continue to grow older and thus need medical assistance. For some, their situations are quite serious.
The society in which we live is one of many contradictions. We are told to follow our dreams, but if those dreams don’t fit into the perfect molds that society would like us to fall into, there is little chance of success by society’s standards. People are told superficially to have high self esteem and to be happy with themselves, but the standards of beauty perpetuated by society and the media make people feel like they must look a certain way to be acceptable. Luckily, there seems to be a shift in the way that the beauty industry is approaching these standards. There is more encouragement to be genuine, and more criticism of the unrealistic standards.
We are entering an age where it is desirable to embrace oneself, in all one’s so called or perceived flaws and imperfections. And in so doi