Older cancer patients’ high pain rates may hinder functional independence: study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 02, 2022
The prevalence of severe pain in these patients raises the risk for functional impairment and underscores the crucial role of screening for and treating it, investigators say.
CDC debuts injury prevention campaign for elders, says most ED visits due to falls
May 10, 2021
More than 90% of seniors’ emergency department visits are due to falls — and rates are increasing, the CDC says. The agency’s new Still Going Strong campaign offers prevention information...
Some home care services may foster frailty, whereas PT prevents decline, data show
Mar 17, 2021
Frail elders who enrolled in a state Medicaid HCBS and used home nurse services were more likely to experience functional decline than those who did not. Their peers who received physical therapy were...
Mobility promotion efforts needed across the globe, group insists
Oct 22, 2019
There is an urgent need to maintain mobility in the world’s older population. So states a new international report, released this weekend.
Walking adaptations can facilitate independence, study finds
Sep 18, 2019
Seniors who slow their walking speed, take breaks and use mobility aids maintain their ability to stay mobile outdoors, longer.
Jun 07, 2018
Being a CNA, nurse, or therapist is also a big job requiring us to make decisions daily on when to care and when to allow those we serve to demonstrate their independence with tasks.
Oct 27, 2016
The many ways we angrily resist all perceived attacks on independence and image, even when it clearly comes at the expense of our own comfort and safety, has clearly been manifest in my bout with plantar...
Balancing independence and maintaining safety in eldercare the focus of Sept. 4 webcast
Aug 26, 2013
A McKnight’s webcast on Sept. 4 will focus on how providers can optimize resident protections and quality of care using Wi-Fi enabled technologies. Brendalee Piironen, the executive director of The...