Whether your loved one has had a sudden accident or is suffering from a long-term illness, there will likely come a time to move them into a facility where their medical and self-care needs can be met. We’ve provided some useful tips to help you understand the difference between the various types of care facilities, as well as other factors to consider when choosing a care facility for your loved one.
Taking an active interest and fully understanding your diagnosis not only provides peace of mind, it also empowers you to make the best decisions for your health. Ask your doctor these important questions to get the insight you need into your medical condition.
Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Shingles most often occur in people over the age of 50, and becomes more common the older you get. It can cause a painful rash, as well as a number of other complications that worsen as you age. Read on for all the information you need to better understand and manage shingles in seniors.