Everyone slips, trips or falls occasionally. One out of five falls causes a severe injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency […]
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“Could you please speak a little louder?” Age-related hearing loss affects almost half of Americans above the age of 75. Because the loss is usually gradual, many people do not realize they are having problems with their hearing. Studies show that a person with a mild hearing loss is three more times likely to fall […]
The best time to consider your goals for your future health care and end of life care is now and periodically over time. These goals will naturally change, reflecting one’s current health status, treatment options, life situation and perhaps age. These goals must be documented in an advance directive and should be discussed. Click Here […]
When you choose someone to be your Power Of Attorney for Health Care (your agent), you are asking that person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to speak for yourself.
Communication and knowledge are your best defenses against medication errors. Medication errors can happen at various points along the process: prescribing, dispensing and administration.