Aging Parents: Hospital Discharges

Hospital discharge planning is the process of developing a plan post hospitalization for an individual to receive appropriate services {think home health, rehab or nursing home}. The hospital by law must identify, at an early stage of hospitalization, all patients who are likely to suffer adverse health consequences upon discharge. For our purpose, this identification […]

Aging Parents: Frightening Hospital Psychosis

It’s not uncommon for aging parents to suffer what is referred to as hospital psychosis in the acute care setting {think hospital, emergency room, ICU}. If your mom or dad already suffers from dementia or memory impairment, the chances are even higher. Signs and symptoms include disorientation, paranoia, hallucinating, delusional thoughts and nightmares.  They may […]