Is It Possible to Go Overboard with Senior Health Care?

Mature radiologist talking to senior patient.Most people want the most effective medical care for our family and friends, but is it possible that in some cases, less is the most beneficial? Based upon a recent report published in Plos One by Dr. Martin Makary, professor of surgery and health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a full 21% of treatment people receive is unneeded – meaning that huge numbers of patients put through various treatment plans, tests and scans are receiving little or no benefit. And these types of unwarranted healthcare services come at a price: up to $210 billion on a yearly basis, as revealed by the National Academy of Medicine. [Read more…]

Four Options of Care That Can Keep Your Senior Loved Ones Out of a Nursing Home

Caregiver Helping SeniorFor many seniors in the Atlanta area, the thought of moving into a nursing home is an unpleasant one. Who wouldn’t want to remain in the comfort and familiarity of home, where they can decide independently when to wake up, when and what to eat, who to spend time with, etc.? Thankfully, aging in place at home today is a reality for many seniors in Atlanta, due to the variety of home care services available. Here are four types of care that can be provided right at home:

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Important Advice For Every Family Caregiver In The Atlanta Area

Atlanta caregiversCaring for a loved one as he or she ages can be a very rewarding experience, but it isn’t without challenges. Millions of Americans have taken on the role of caregiver for an elderly parent. While your relationship with your parent may have always been great, constant caregiving and feeling like there’s a role reversal between child and parent can be extremely stressful. It is important for all caregivers to learn how to manage their emotions for their health and the health of their loved ones. [Read more…]

Important Facts About Hospice Care in Atlanta

When a loved one enters into hospice care, it can be a confusing and overwhelming time for the family. What does hospice really mean? Who cares for my loved one during this time? Should my loved one be in a hospital instead? The following are some important facts about hospice to help families better understand the process of working with hospice. [Read more…]