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Unfinished Business

Another patient of mine died.

He was more mentally ill than physically ill so this came as quite a shock.  With his share of physical issues but healthy enough to live. 412 more words

Social Work

COPD and Dementia

When my aunt had a heart attack a few weeks ago, we learned that she has severe COPD. She’s had an oxygen study and will have to have nighttime oxygen…which to her is a bad thing, but she won’t get winded making her bed…and she’s been on Symbicort for a month. 62 more words

Ann's Apron

Ann is 97 years old woman living in a nursing home where I work. She was sitting on her bedside when I entered her room. It looked like she was getting ready for bed, donned with her long pajama dress. 1,376 more words

Photography

Iowa taser policies may be lacking

KIMT NEWS 3 – A study is showing that Iowa may be lacking in policies when it comes to taser use, and one local organization is hoping to raise awareness about it. 136 more words

Iowa

77-year-old woman struck and killed by dump truck in Brooklyn

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — An elderly woman was crossing the street when she was stuck and killed by a dump truck traveling north on Flatbush Ave. 59 more words

News

Preventing Falls at Home - Home Safety for Seniors

Here are some great tips from the Colorado State University Extension on keeping homes safe (and avoiding falls!! — which often leads to rehab and nursing homes..) 1,360 more words

Aging

Waiting for Family Home Evening

Tuesday, October 14

We have what’s called Family Home Evening every Monday night. It’s a time to gather together and discuss the coming week, to eat goodies, sing, and have a lesson about following Christ. 250 more words