If you aren't having trouble with your vision and/or your prescription glasses seem to be correcting your vision well, you may not think that you need to go to your eye doctor for a regular exam. However, an eye exam also can help detect potential problems in your overall health before they become apparent via other types of medical tests. Sometimes, these abnormalities are apparent, such as the color of your cornea; other times, they are only visible using special equipment.
If a senior you love currently lives in a nursing home or assisted living facility, then you likely know that that there are many government regulations in place that ensure that seniors stay happy and healthy in the facilities. Just like other regulations and laws, they can change over time, and for the first time since 1991, CMS, or the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has updated nursing facility regulations to provide patients and families some great new benefits.
Doctors who work with prosthetics understand that it is not always easy to transition. For many people, it is difficult to use prosthetics at all. Fortunately, there are some ways you can ease into using prosthetics.
1. Take a shower before bed.
Hot water can actually cause you to swell up a little bit, which can make it difficult to fit a prosthetic. If you are trying to get up and go in the morning, this swelling can make it especially difficult to do that.
If you are looking for a new nursing job, here are three tips that will help increase the chance that you get the nursing job that you are hoping for.
#1 Put Your Nursing License Number On Your Application
There are a lot of sites that are telling you to refrain from putting your nursing license number on your application in order to protect yourself from identity theft. However, this is not good advice if you really want to secure a job.
When an elderly family member starts to fail in their cognitive abilities, and home care assistance is required to help out with their daily needs, it is easy for family members to feel like they are missing out on aspects of their loved one's life. However, by taking a few simple steps, your loved one's care assistant can make sure all family member remain up-to-date in the important aspects of your loved one's life.