Falls: High Costs and Steeper Risks

One of the most recurring incidents among elders is falls. Each year, one third of elders aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the effects on older [...]

2017-10-26T18:47:51+00:00 September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Get Thee to a Doctor!

It is a natural part of life. But when the sadness persists and interferes with everyday life, it may be depression. Depression is not a normal part of growing older. It is a treatable medical illness, much like heart disease or [...]

2017-10-26T18:54:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Silent Scourge of Elder Suicide

I recently read about an elderly couple from West Allis who made a suicide pact. Virginia Wilcox suffered from Alzheimer’s and her husband Paul was her primary caregiver. Having been married for 48 years, they were entirely devoted to one another. [...]

2017-10-26T19:06:03+00:00 August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Home Care Can Help Reduce Readmission

With hospitals facing Medicare penalties for high rates of readmissions for specific diseases, doctors and other medical personnel are seeking ways to reduce the chance that seniors land back in the hospital after an initial stay. Nearly one-fifth of all Medicare [...]

2017-10-26T19:12:30+00:00 August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Hospice Care

Attending to a dying loved one in the peace and quiet of the home with caring children and grandchildren surrounding the bed can be a blessing and a spiritual experience for all involved. There is a great divide separating the kind [...]

2017-10-26T19:20:03+00:00 August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

My Dad’s Hearing is Not Good!

About one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing problems. About half the people who are 85 and older have hearing loss. Whether a hearing loss is small (missing certain sounds) or large (being profoundly deaf), it [...]

2017-10-26T19:32:46+00:00 August 5th, 2017|0 Comments