ElderCarelink Blog

Small steps in recovering from a cardiac event

by Dorian Martin
August 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hearts have been on my mind lately for two reasons. First of all, Dad (who is almost 88 years old) developed cardiac and pulmonary issues in mid-June that forced him to be hospitalized for a week and remain in a skilled nursing rehabilitation center for another five weeks. He’s home now with home health care staff coming in to check his vital signs and provide physical therapy several times a week.

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3 pieces of advice for elder’s stay in rehab facility

by Dorian Martin
August 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Have you had a loved one who became really weak while hospitalized? If so, you may worry about the elder being discharged to come directly home, even if you have assistance for home health care. I was in this predicament in June.

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Making the effort can pay off when caring for elders

by Dorian Martin
August 7th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Recently I’ve been reminded that it’s a small community of health care providers who work with elders, and little things that caregivers do can make a big difference in ways that we never would have guessed. Let me give you an example that emerged recently, where caregiving efforts had unexpected results.

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