Help Support Healthy Skin for Seniors

Susan Friedrich


19 July, 2017

Skin is the largest organ in the body, and for the elderly, one of the most delicate and prone to damage. With age, our skin becomes thinner and less elastic and loses much of the protective fatty tissue that helps cushion blood vessels from injury. According to the Mayo Clinic...

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Swallowing Problems Common in Elderly

Susan Friedrich


16 June, 2017

Swallowing is something we all do, typically without thinking. Not only is swallowing an integral part of eating, glands in our mouth continuously secrete saliva keeping our mouths moist and clean. The saliva moistens food to facilitate chewing and swallowing. It is estimated that the typical person swallows 2-4 times...

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Coaxing a Non-Compliant Client

Susan Friedrich


16 May, 2017

You’re following the care plan and doing everything right; your client’s laundry is done, the house is clean, lunch is made, and the weather is perfect for a walk outdoors. But your client is still in bed, refusing to get up and let you give her a bath. This is...

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Avoiding Food – Drug Interactions

Susan Friedrich


19 April, 2017

Did you know that eating particular foods may change the way your body processes certain medications? This is called a food-drug interaction. Some foods may make a medication less potent, meaning the patient won’t get the full benefit of the medication, while other food and drug combinations may increase...

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