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Senior Care Management Insights - January 2013

January 2013
   
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Featured Event:

Volunteerism: A Salute to
Senior Service Webinar

January 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
12 p.m. CT

Do you know a senior who wants to get involved in your community, perhaps at your local school or hospital? Or, would you like to encourage a senior to become a volunteer, as a way to share their skills and experience? This webinar will detail the many physical and emotional benefits of volunteering...
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How to Help Patients with Chronic Conditions Avoid Multiple Hospital Visits
Read full article. Older adults suffering from one or more chronic conditions are no strangers to doctors' offices and hospitals. You and your colleagues have likely seen many cases where frustrating limitations have turned into debilitating complications requiring hospitalization. While not all hospitalizations are avoidable, a number of interventions can help your senior patients better manage their chronic conditions to help reduce their risk of costly hospital visits and readmissions.

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Resources for You

  • Senior Fraud Protection Kit - Free Download
    Share the resources included in this kit with your senior clients and their family members to help keep them safe from the latest scams targeting vulnerable older adults.
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News from the Care Continuum
 

Alzheimer's Association Publishes New Recommendations for Primary Care Physicians
The Alzheimer's Association has released new guidance to help health care providers detect cognitive impairment as part of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Previously there had been no comprehensive guidance to physicians for cognitive impairment detection.

Dementia Risk Increased by Feeling Lonely
Feelings of loneliness and perceived social isolation may contribute to the onset of dementia later in life, according to a new study of individuals enrolled in the Amsterdam Study of the Elderly.

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The Patient's Voice

Question:
Patty, whose mother suffers from dementia, wanted to know:

What can be done about the irregular sleep patterns? When my mother gets little sleep it makes the confusion worse.

Answer:
Here are a few tips caregiving expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix gave her during the Live Chat on Dealing with Difficult Alzheimer's Behaviors:

The first thing to do is to consult your mother's doctor about the sleep issues. There are several very practical things you can do in addition to consulting her doctor. It may help to encourage your mom to be physically and mentally active. In addition, try to keep a bedtime routine and avoid too much napping as that can interrupt sleep patterns. And be careful about caffeine-this can make the problem worse!

Become a CAREGiver
If you enjoy working with older adults and want to experience the benefits of a flexible part-time job close to home, becoming a CAREGiverSM with the Home Instead Senior Care® network might be the career for you. No prior experience or medical skills are required. To apply, find a Home Instead Senior Care office near you.

 

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Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care®network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSMworldwide who provide basic support services — assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping — which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSMProgram to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.
 

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