The first week of April is Medication Safety Week. One of the easiest ways to prevent falls and hospitalizations is to take medication correctly.
Home Care in Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry Counties: 7 Questions to Ask When Your Doctor Prescribes a New Medication
- 7 Questions to Ask When Your Doctor Prescribes a New Medication
- 1. What is the name of the medication?
- 2. How often should I take it?
- 3. Why is it being prescribed?
08 06, 12 Filed in: Healthy Aging
A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet spot on the kitchen floor. If you fall, then you might be like the thousands of older men and women each year who break, or fracture, a bone. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems. Read More...
06 06, 12 Filed in: Healthy Aging
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can even increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. Read More...
01 06, 12 Filed in: Home Care
Is your family ready for an emergency? Planning ahead can keep you safe if a flood, fire, flu pandemic, terrorist attack, or other public health emergency strikes. During Home Safety Month, Partners in Senior Care is working with community members to make sure our families and homes are protected. Read More...