Follow the Leader?

Leadership in any industry can be defined in thousands of ways. Look on Amazon for books about leadership, likely more than 10,000 titles will emerge. Don't we wish we could read a book and know exactly what to do everyday in our careers, whether in leadership or not? Something I use personally and professionally [...]

Follow the Leader? 2018-03-15T07:38:43+00:00

March Madness & Aging!

I love March Madness! This annual event (lasting many weeks) symbolizes a lot more than just talented young athletes. We can also see spring quickly approaching with the change in light, energies, new life, and excitement ahead. March is also a time for the snowbirds to start packing their bags and preparing to return to [...]

March Madness & Aging! 2018-03-12T13:10:29+00:00

Too much rest is not always best

Bed rest if often the answer to getting healthy. However, too much bed rest is not always best.  "Deconditioning" refers to the negative consequences of long-term inactivity. Extensive rest leads to a host of problems. Consequently, caregivers must be aware of the risks and benefits. click here to read the full article

Too much rest is not always best 2016-10-10T12:33:23+00:00

UC Davis study suggests 30-day window for hospital readmission is too long

Currently, the federal government evaluates hospitals based on a 30-day period post patient discharge.  However, according to a UC Davis study, they should shorten the period to 5-7 days post discharge.  The study suggests that the shorter timeframe more accurately evaluates factors that can be attributed to the hospital.  The researches claim that after this period, readmissions are [...]

UC Davis study suggests 30-day window for hospital readmission is too long 2016-10-07T16:11:44+00:00

Oral hygiene affects more than just your mouth

Most people know that poor dental hygiene causes cosmetic as well as health problems with one's mouth.  However, insufficient dental care can also wreak havoc on other parts of the body, including the brain.  Poor oral hygiene may even have a correlation with dementia. http://www.belmarrahealth.com/cognitive-decline-older-adults-may-slowed-better-oral-hygiene-regular-dental-visits-study/

Oral hygiene affects more than just your mouth 2016-10-06T07:37:26+00:00

Ambiguity on advance directives may result in undesired treatment

A recent study “Decisions by Default: Incomplete and Contradictory POLST in Emergency Care” found that 69% of patient forms regarding life sustaining treatments  were incomplete.  Consequently, the study's authors want to bring awareness to patients and physicians.  A lack of and/or contradictory information can lead a physician to default to the most aggressive treatment. Patients need [...]

Ambiguity on advance directives may result in undesired treatment 2016-09-29T11:44:44+00:00

Uber targets older adult riders

Uber is marketing to seniors as an alternative form of transportation.  Uber is a better choice than public transportation, as it doesn't require a central station for pickup.  Riders can order Uber based on a desired time and pickup location.  In fact, Uber has even partnered with an eldercare network in Gainesvile to offer subsidized [...]

Uber targets older adult riders 2016-09-26T14:35:59+00:00

Reentering the workforce after retirement

Going back to work after retirement is a growing trend.  Lack of sufficient funds and death of a spouse are two reasons for reentry into the workforce.  This trend is especially prevalent for older women. click here to read the full article

Reentering the workforce after retirement 2016-09-23T14:38:00+00:00

National Institute on Aging awards major grant to Florida and Arizona

Florida and Arizona are among U.S states with the fastest-growing number of seniors. Hence, the National Institute of Aging has awarded a $5.7 million grant to the Universities of Florida, Miami and Arizona to partner in a 5 year study.  The research will address whether cognitive functioning improves when using a "combination of computer-based cognitive training [...]

National Institute on Aging awards major grant to Florida and Arizona 2016-09-20T11:48:25+00:00

Help for urinary incontinence

A self-administered app called Tat shows efficient results with incontinence.  With use of the app, symptoms, number of leakages, and overall quality of life showed improvement.  Furthermore, many women do not seek treatment for incontinence.  Instead, they do their own research.  An app prevents embarrassment and increases privacy. click here to read the full article [...]

Help for urinary incontinence 2016-09-15T12:17:48+00:00