Hydration is key to staying and feeling healthy. Your body has an intricate system of keeping fluids and electrolytes balanced and proper hydration is a main component of this process. If this system is not functioning properly, you may suffer the dangerous consequences of dehydration. In the elderly, this regulation system may no longer function properly on its own making adequate hydration even more important.
Seniors and adult children whose parents are at the crossroads of moving from the “homestead” to a downsized apartment or a retirement/assisted living home are grappling with these thoughts daily. While “I am not ready yet” are the words most often said, “I should have done this sooner” is the most common regret.
Almost 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) while an astonishing 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Studies have shown cigarette smoking to be responsible for up to 80% of COPD cases. Other lung irritants include secondhand smoke, air pollution, chemical fumes from the environment &/or the work-place.
What is a Transitional Care Program (TCP)? If you have been a patient in a hospital, you know that your discharge is the moment you wish for each day. Going home means familiar and comfortable surroundings, but, unfortunately, that may not always be possible. Your care may need to continue in a postacute rehabilitation center for inpatient or outpatient therapy, in-home physical therapy or long-term inpatient care. This is where the Transitional Care Program may be able to best assist you.
Hemorrhoids — that problem “down there” that over half the population will experience at some point in their lives. You may be suffering in silence because you are too embarrassed to discuss the problem or worry that the cure will be more painful than the problem itself. Now, advances in medicine have made hemorrhoid removal fast and virtually painless. Your only challenge is finding a doctor who offers the right treatment and makes you feel comfortable getting it.