Keeping home free of pitfalls

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011  Q: My dad will be coming to live with me in my home. He has some problems with mobility and I want to make the house as free from potential falls as possible. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do? A: One of the added [...]

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Hospitals must follow Medicare standards

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 QUESTION: I've heard horrible stories about poor care and conditions encountered by patients in some hospitals. I'm wondering whether Medicare has any say in the standards hospitals must meet. Also, who reviews hospitals to determine whether standards are being met? ANSWER: For a hospital to participate in the [...]

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Senior Concerns aging presentations will continue

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 QUESTION: A few weeks ago, you wrote about the Senior Concerns 2011-12 presentation series. Can you provide information on the November presentation? ANSWER: The next seminar will address problems and challenges of caregivers during the holidays and on other special occasions that occur every year. The next seminar, [...]

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Dementia and UTIs

It seemed to happen overnight. Andrea entered the assisted living facility to join her 94-year-old mother for casino night. Unable to find her at the event, Andrea went to her mother’s room. She was shocked by what she saw. Her mom was sitting on her bed wearing half her wardrobe— two summer dresses, pants, multiple [...]

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