Franklin, an 85-year-old retired banker, fell in his yard cutting grass and hurt his back. He was taken, by ambulance, to the local hospital to be treated. For the next three days, Franklin was in a hospital bed, getting tests, hospital food, and medications to help ease his pain.
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?
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.
Stress has been proven to instigate changes in blood sugar levels. For people with diabetes, this can be problematic.
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.
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