Falls and the Elderly

Falls and the Elderly According to the CDC, fall injuries among older adults account for almost $50 billion in medical costs each year. Injuries from falls can lead to hospitalizations, short-term nursing home admissions, and even death. Risk factors for falls can include age over 65 years, previous falls, certain disease states, medications, and risk […]

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS Severe Thunderstorm WATCH: Severe thunderstorms are defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hail this size can damage property such as plants, roofs, and vehicles. Wind this strong is able to break off large branches, knock […]

Creating Meaningful Moments in Dementia Care

Have you ever wondered how to create more meaningful moments for you to share with your person living with dementia? In dementia care, we frequently hear the term activities.  An activity, simply said, is the task you engage in.  However, an activity on its own does not necessarily add meaning to one’s life.  To do […]