Bad Outcome More Likely in Nursing Home Residents Following Hip Fractures

Recent research has found that half of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture either die or lose their ability to walk on their own in the six months after the injury. “When nursing home residents can no longer ambulate, this restricts their ability to participate in activities,” said Loren Baupre who studied hip…

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Extreme Dehydration and Hypernatremia

Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink Imagine this – you are left in a room with no access to water or you are incapacitated and have had no fluids for several hours or even days.  Worse yet, you are taking medications that also have a diuretic effect and your body is thirsty…

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home Facility

What Nursing Home Facility is Right for my Loved One? Choosing a nursing home facility is a daunting task.  There are reasons why nursing homes are deemed undesirable – many provide inadequate care, and smell like urine and death.  Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your loved one is receiving the…

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