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Older adults are at risk of falling at home and being injured. Easy changes to the bathroom, kitchen, living areas, can keep them safe.
Learn what companion care is and how it can improve the quality of life for seniors. Where to find a companion, what they do, questions to ask.
Older adults need to pay more attention to whether they’re getting enough essential vitamins and minerals. If not, they may need to change their diet or take a supplement to help reduce their health risks.
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis affect joints differently, cause different symptoms, and are treated differently. It's important to get the correct diagnosis to improve joint function and reduce pain.
Dehydration occurs when there is more water loss than water gain. Elder adults are more likely to become dehydrated because of decreased thirst and lower fluid content in the body. It can easily be treated with water or sports drinks.
Fecal impaction is when stool gets stuck in the large intestine. It needs to be treated immediately. It’s often seen in people with prolonged and untreated constipation. It is more common in children, the elderly, people who don’t move very much, and people in long-term care facilities.
The greater trochanter is the larger of two bony knobs at the top of your thigh bone. The bursa is cushioning between the bones. Overuse, trauma, or infection can lead to inflammation of the bursa—and pain. Treatment options Include self-care, corticosteroid injection, physical therapy, and surgery.