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Keeping Older Adults Safe in the Cold Days of Winter

While the snowy scene above can be so inviting to many, it is not to all. As we grow older, the cold of winter can affect us more severely.  Older adults can lose body heat fast – faster than when they were young.  A chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an...

Update to the Medicare “Observation Status” Problem

Several months ago, in September 2013 specifically, I wrote about the issue of being under “observation status” when in the hospital.  A problem occurs when a hospital deems a patient “under observation.”  Such a status means just that.  What...

Weather Wise – Keeping Seniors Safe During Winter’s Extremes

It’s early January and we’ve just been through a spell of extreme winter weather.  During the week of the Polar Vortex, there were 21 cold related deaths reported in the U.S.  Some were related to shoveling snow, and some were homeless people who chose not...

Are You Being “Observed?”

If you are a Caregiver for a Senior Heading to the Hospital, Be Sure They are “Admitted” Have you or your elderly loved one ever been in the hospital and find out as you are leaving that you were never really “in” the hospital?  It can happen,...

Why the Majority of Mesothelioma Patients are Seniors – Guest Blog

Today, my colleagues at the Mesothelioma Center have written about a disease close to their heart.  It is important we all know the risks of exposure to asbestos, as the following article points out.                       Seniors may face a higher risk of developing...