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Common Senior Conditions that Contribute to Hospitalization and Readmissions

While a number of factors can contribute to a senior's readmission to a hospital after being transitioned home, there are six common conditions that are the most prevalent causes.

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Post Hospital Stay Warning Signs

Both you and your senior loved one will likely be happy and relieved once he or she is discharged from the hospital. However, the first 48 hours back home are absolutely critical for both of you.

10 Practical Coping Solutions for Chronic Conditions

4 COPD Management Tips for Caregivers (Canada)

4 COPD Management Tips for Caregivers

Anxiety: The Real Reason Mom Won’t Leave the House

High, Low, and Just Right: How to Keep An Aging Adult’s Blood Pressure in the Green Zone

Physical Should Follow Death of Spouse

The death of a spouse can have a dramatic and negative impact on an older adult. That’s why family caregivers should keep a close eye on a parent who has lost a spouse. A good first step is a doctor’s physical.

How to Avoid Depression Due to Chronic Illness

Signs of Depression Checklist

Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but is not often recognized or treated, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make existing depression worse. Caring for a spouse or family member also can add to those feelings of depression.

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