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Senior Medication Management

Medication Management for Seniors

Many seniors take a variety of medications including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and possibly some supplements as well. When a senior requires multiple doses throughout the day, medication management becomes much more important. The proper doses of the right medication must be administered at the right intervals for the senior patient to maintain good health. …

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Caring for Seniors with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur more frequently with seniors than any other demographic, with people over 75 more likely to experience a TBI resulting in hospitalization or death. The highest mortality rates belong to seniors, partly because they are the most vulnerable to falls with serious head injury. Followup care for seniors with a TBI …

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New Findings in Parkinson’s Disease Research

Parkinson’s disease is a brain and body disorder that can affect some men and women at later stages in their lives. Even individuals with the best possible in home senior care in Colorado Springs may receive a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Most individuals with elderly care needs and their families learn to adapt to this disease’s …

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder most commonly affecting adults over 40 years old. The primary indicator is difficulties with movement, caused by a loss of dopamine.  Dopamine is a naturally produced chemical in the brain responsible for smooth, coordinated bodily movements. It is produced in the area of the brain referred to as the …

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What is Palliative Care vs Hospice Care

Some people use the terms palliative care and hospice care interchangeably, but there are some distinctions between the two though both provide comfort treatment. Palliative care is typically provided to people with a serious illness, who still desire life-extending treatment or services such as Physical or Occupational Therapy. Hospice care is provided to those with …

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Trusting in Home Senior Caregivers during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for all medical providers, including those caring for seniors in Colorado Springs.  Our number one goal, as home caregivers, is to provide safe and trusted care for seniors in the comfort and safety of their own homes. The pandemic created obstacles when caring for seniors, as they are more …

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