Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. The Institute of Medicine estimates there are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States. So, what is Chronic Pain?
Tag: All about seniors
In January, my singing partner Cindy Ballaro asked me if I’d ever heard of the Senior Games or the Silver Arts competition. I had not heard of either one.
A professor in Japan spent decades building robots that look human. Despite perfecting the hair, skin and eyes, his robots fooled no one. As he dug deeper he discovered the real problem: His robots sit perfectly still. Humans don’t do that.
As a Strategic Account Manager for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region I like to start many of my educational in-services and community events with a question: “What do you think of when you hear the word ‘hospice’?” As you can imagine, depending on the crowd I receive a multitude of answers to that question. Based on these answers I wanted to share some of the most common hospice myths and misconceptions that our staff must overcome when educating the Charlotte community about end of life care.
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a state project that helps Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians who live in inpatient facilities (e.g., nursing homes, intermediate care facilities) move into their own homes and communities with supports.
Cognitive health is a person’s ability to think, learn and remember. The most common cognitive health issue facing the elderly is the loss of those cognitive functions, or dementia.
Careers come and go and may change from time to time; but when your job is your passion it becomes your life and ministry. Karen considers her career as a funeral director her ministry.
A new year brings new opportunities and fresh starts! Most of us make a list of New Year’s resolutions. We start out great, but by March, what a different story!
When the need for long-term care arises, most people fear that they cannot afford to privately pay the cost of a skilled nursing facility, yet assume that they make too much money or have too many assets to qualify for long-term care Medicaid.
Alzheimer’s disease remains the most common form of dementia. In the United States, there are currently an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with this disease, and if there are no disease modifying drugs developed, it may increase to 16 million by 2050.