29 March

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Most people who have […]

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29 March

A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, a break can be the start of more serious […]

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28 March

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) provide care, supervision and assistance with activities of daily living to persons 60 years of age and over. RCFEs may also be known as assisted living communities, retirement homes and board and care homes. They can range in size from six beds or less to over 100 beds. […]

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07 March

Keeping the Elderly Properly Hydrated If you pee clear, it usually means that you’re well hydrated. It is advisable to prevent alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Adequate consumption of fluids is the secret. Greater water intake is normally easily controlled as a result of effective performance of the kidneys to make more urine. Intravenous intake […]

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