In-Home Personal Attendants in San Diego County May Be Safest Choice When Possible – Hospital Errors 10 Times Higher Than Previously Estimated, Study Finds

From The California Healthcare Foundation “CaliforniaHealthline” today: The number of hospital-related adverse medical events could be up to 10 times higher than previously estimated, according to a Health Affairs study, Modern Healthcare reports Study Details For the study, University of Utah researchers and colleagues analyzed the records of nearly 800 patients admitted in October 2004 at three […]

What’s on Your Senior Menu?

There’s less than a week to go to Thanksgiving. Travel plans are all in order. Menus are set. We’re all set to smile tolerantly in the face of whatever familial tortures are headed our way. It’s a holiday. It’s a time for family to get together. It’ll be over soon. We can get through it. […]

The HAI WATCHDOG* Community

We have previously written about the risks of “HAIs” (Healthcare Acquired Infections) and we have pointed out the resources available on the web regarding that topic, including How to Prevent Health Care Associated Infections. Kimberly-Clark has created a new “community” website to promote discussions about understanding and preventing HAIs, called The HAI WATCHDOG* Community.  Take […]

Gardening Increases Quality of Life and Physical Activity Level of Older Adults

It’s just common sense that getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine will help most people feel better and have fun, and that’s certainly true for older adults.  Now there’s a scientific study that proves the point. Researchers in Texas at Texas A&M University and Texas State University have concluded that gardeners who are older […]

Home Health Care in San Diego: Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Can Be Managed with the Help of Private Duty Care Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease that can frustrate anyone. This disorder directly attacks the central nervous system as a result of a decrease in cells that contain dopamine. Some of the affects of this disease include severe shaking and rigidness, difficulty with movement […]

Post-discharge Clinics Could Reduce Readmissions to the Hospital in North San Diego County

The day that an elderly patient ends his or her visit to a hospital in North San Diego County is always a happy one. Even if a long rehabilitation and recovery period lies ahead, anticipating the eventual return to a familiar and comfortable home environment does much to make the process an easier one. Unfortunately, […]