Deciding whether to use the emergency room, an urgent care clinic, or your physician during an urgent medical situation can be complicated. A new provider model has the potential to add even more confusion to your decision.
In many cases, a caregiver's health can be even more fragile than the patient's. If something were to happen to you, how would your loved one cope? Dementia caregivers especially need to have a backup plan in place for these scenarios.
It helps to look at aging as a potential fire; the chance of a major disaster is low, but you can still evaluate the potential risk areas and plan for unexpected crises with aging emergency 'fire drills.'
Many nursing homes are not prepared for emergencies. A new government report shows that a startling number of nursing homes aren't adequately prepared for an emergency, such as a hurricane or a tornado.
When it comes to treating the elderly, not all emergency rooms are created equal, according to recent emergency room care rankings that have been released. The quality of emergency room care that a senior recieves often depends on which hospital they go to for treatment.
Every area of the world is prone to certain weather events. It is important to prepare elders as much as possible for disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, terrorist attacks or any other emergency situations.
The month of April has seen a record high number of country-wide tornadoes. Accompanying these storms are the stories of harrowing situations and survival. Those who have endured the storms repeat the same refrain--be prepared.