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Being in a hospital is never easy for anyone, whether you are young or old. It may be more stressful for seniors to be hospitalized because of their preexisting health conditions. They may also fear the chances of recurring trips

Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall this year? It is important to know the risks and to prevent falls from happening. Some of these falls are life-threatening. In fact, falls are the leading

What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years. We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night

If you have a loved one in pre or post-op rehabilitation, it can be a challenge to think of some holiday gift ideas. There are often many rules for what you can and cannot send, but you don’t want to

JoePatient.com launched to provide consumers comparative hospital information Launching as a pending B-Corp, JoePatient's mission is to empower the patient who is often the most disadvantaged link in today's healthcare delivery system. We believe by making more information available in an

How many times have you walked out of your doctor’s office only to think about the 5 questions you forgot to ask? Or as your driving home you’re saying to yourself, “Wait. I don’t want to take that new medication.

I have been a geriatric mental health clinician since 2010. One of the most complex and perplexing conditions that I have seen in those 65 and older is delirium and it's confusion. Of the troubling “3Ds” (Delirium, Depression and Dementia)

Who’d’ve thought that simple, one and two-syllable words – which is one of the the criteria for Grade 6 reading level – could cause so much confusion, upset and medication errors. Out of context, even every-day words can confound. Consider

Professional and family caregivers agree that bathing is one of the greatest challenges they face.  Seniors, especially those with some dementia, often avoid bathing as it can cause feelings of unease.  These feelings are typically heightened when there’s been a fall

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers The patient hospital discharge process is an extremely important part of continuing care after a stay at a hospital.  Patients and care givers need to be armed with the tools needed to