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Deb’s father, Dr. Jones, was a prominent doctor in the Phoenix area. He is older now and lives alone, so Deb wants him to have a round-the-clock caregiver to make sure he is safe. When Bob Koch heard about Deb’s concerns, he immediately wanted to help. Bob recommended the services of Homewatch CareGivers, but he was too late.
Deb decided to go with a private caregiver, not affiliated with a home care agency. The caregiver was helping Deb’s father in his home when she slipped, fell and fractured her hip. Because the caregiver was on the job at the time of the accident, she sent Deb the hospital bills. Furthermore, Deb must keep paying the caregiver’s salary while she is unable to work due to the injury. And during the emergency, Dr. Jones was left without the immediate help of his caregiver.
“They’re still paying for this person to be off work,” said Bob, who is the Area Vice President of Operations for the Mountain West for Gentiva Home Health Services. “The caregiver didn’t do anything wrong. The poor person just fell. But the reality is that Deb has to pay for this caregiver’s hospital bills and salary because she didn’t More >
Many seniors have a long list of medications they take every day. Problems often surface because certain medications do not interact well with each other. Furthermore, certain supplements, vitamins and even foods can also cause issues.
For example, a person who regularly takes a blood thinner and then takes vitamin E or fish oil could end up with abnormal bleeding. An estimated 100,000 Americans ages 65 and older are hospitalized each year for adverse drug reactions, according to a 2011 study in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Additionally, the FDA says adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths. To prevent these problems, it is important for a senior to go through regular medication reviews with a health care professional.
Nothing is Unimportant
To make sure a medication review is successful, it’s important for the person asking the questions to know about everything a person ingests. Many clinicians performing a medication review will ask about: What prescriptions do you take? If the questions stop there, they may never know about any supplements, over-the-counter medications, or foods that can cause detrimental drug interactions.
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Once a doctor diagnoses a person with cancer, it never goes away. Treatment is successful for many people and it sends their cancer into remission, but they will always be survivors.
Nearly 14 million in the people in the U.S. continue to survive after a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. That means that while the severity of the disease may decrease, it never fully goes away. It still impacts every part of a person’s life and can stay scary and difficult for years. This is why Homewatch CareGivers recognizes the importance of helping these survivors celebrate life.
To learn more about how you can help support cancer survivors, visitwww.ncsd.org or contact your local cancer treatment center, hospital, or American Cancer Society office.
Source: Homewatch CareGivers News
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