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2013-11-25 23:21:13

As Americans travel this week for Thanksgiving many adult children will spend time with their aging parents and according to a recent government report a record number of these older Americans are now living alone. Aging experts at the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers offers 7 warning signs to look for and questions to ask to help identify if loved ones may need medical attention or additional help to continue living independently. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November...

Improved Blood Pressure Guidelines May Prevent More Heart Attacks
2013-11-06 09:29:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rethinking the approach to treating high blood pressure with medication could prevent over one-fourth of heart attacks and strokes, as well as lower the overall use of medication, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. "Drugs that lower blood pressure are among the most effective and commonly used medications in the country, but we believe they can be used dramatically more effectively," said study author Dr. Jeremy...

2013-06-27 23:27:05

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers survey of aging experts says that the most important thing you can do to prevent premature placement in a nursing home is assess your parent’s financial and care needs and available resources. Design a plan of care that supports wellness and encourages social interaction based on your parent’s values. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 As a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report predicts a doubling of nursing home and...

2013-05-24 23:23:42

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers survey of aging experts says that the most important thing you can do is to give all family members a chance to voice their concerns, questions and ideas. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Looking for tips on how to avoid a major family feud when dealing with the sensitive issue of caring for your aging parent? Today the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) released the results of a survey of 335...

2013-05-03 23:01:24

In May Professional Geriatric Care Managers Across the Country Are Holding Special Events to Educate the Public About How They Help Caregivers and Older Adults in Celebration of National Geriatric Care Managers Month. Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers will celebrate May 2013 as National Geriatric Care Managers Month by providing seminars, webinars and other special events to educate the public about the value they bring in...

2013-02-22 23:01:13

Families currently provide almost 80% of all care for Alzheimer's patients. The burden on the working family caregiver can be extreme — affecting resources and health of family care providers immensely. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 A recent study funded by the government and published in The Journal of Neurology said that by 2050 it is expected that 13.8 million people will have Alzheimer´s disease. Families currently provide almost 80% of all care and the burden on the...

2012-11-01 11:27:45

NORWOOD, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infusion Nurses Society has enhanced and revised its Policies and Procedures for Infusion Nursing of the Older Adult and will make it available for purchase November 15. The original version of the publication was developed through a grant from the Nurse Competence in Aging Initiative supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation's Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Written in a user-friendly format and spiral-bound for ease of use,...

2012-07-30 23:02:49

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Members Provide Compassionate Alzheimer´s Guidance and Assistance Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 A recent survey titled Women and Alzheimer´s Disease: The Caregiver´s Crisis conducted by Working Mother Research, sponsored by GE and with input from the Alzheimer´s Association, revealed that 82% of current Alzheimer´s caregivers are keeping aging family members at home or in the patient´s home. The...

2012-02-28 10:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Profit before Children: Lives of Medically Fragile Children & Young Adults at Risk in Florida Geriatric Nursing Homes," a just-released white paper authored by the Florida Association for Medically Fragile Children (www.fragilechildren.org), details how the state of Florida and geriatric nursing homes are violating federal law and putting the lives of medically fragile children and young adults at risk. Major revelations in "Profit...

2012-02-23 09:00:00

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American HealthTech (www.healthtech.net), the Ultimate Connectivity Partner in long-term care, announces the addition of Wound Management to Quality Assurance. In a single system, clinicians use a visual body map and Braden assessment wizard to enhance quality care planning and proactive treatment. Wound Management has also been added to Outcomes Reporting for providers wanting to position successful wound programs to hospitals, as well...