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 […]

Aging Parents: Navigating Acute Care Hospitals!

For many, the first realization that mom or dad needs help is admission to the acute care hospital. It can be a stressful and disheartening experience for many aging families. Acute hospital settings are not designed to help you and your aging parent find long term solutions to life’s challenges. The role of the acute […]