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  • Prescription Drug Risks for Elders-part 2

    In the first of my present series of postings on recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings, I had talked about new evidence of long term health risks from some pain medications that are available both in prescription and...

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  • Prescription Risks for Elders-part 1

    Within the past two weeks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a number of warnings that concern me as a geriatric care manager, and they should concern caregivers and the elders in their charge as well.  The...

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  • Preventing Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions

    According to research reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, approximately one in five Medicare beneficiaries discharged from a hospital will end up back in the hospital within thirty days.  It usually is for the same reason they...

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  • Seniors and Side Effects

    I have written in past postings about some of the interactions between medicines that older adults may see if they are placed on multiple medications for their multiple ailments.  But it is not just interactions that should get our...

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  • Medicaid Changes to Affect Seniors

    Because health care – particularly long term care – can be expensive for elders and others with special needs, it is critical that anyone looking for Medicaid qualification take action before June 14, 2011.  As a geriatric care manager,...

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  • Summer Visits for a Senior Care Check-up

    In this posting, I have invited Julie Northcutt, President of Caregiverlist.com, a company that uses new technology to deliver objective and comprehensive information and helps families select the right senior care.  I have asked her to talk to us...

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  • Making Home into a Gym

    I have written in other postings about how “staying active” can be tremendously important for older adults or others with special needs.  Everyone – no matter what their age – can be active, and it does not even require...

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  • Geriatric Care Management is Catching On

    We may not be hearing QUITE as much about health care reform of late, now that the political debate has quieted.  But as “reform” is being implemented one of its principal cornerstones is the same as that of geriatric...

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