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  • "Ask a Nurse" - Stroke/24 Hour Care Concern

    Question: My mother, in her 80’s, had a stroke a year ago; and since then has been requiring assistance at home 24 hours a day. My father has pancreatic cancer and is also living with her in the family home, but is unable to care for his wife; including assisting with Activities of Daily Living. My ...
  • Parkinson's and 'Wearing Off'

    Parkinson’s is a slowly progressive disease which means that its symptoms will gradually change and evolve over time, becoming more severe. Many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s respond well to drug treatment, but over time, the response a patient may get from their medication and the way it controls ...
  • Malnutrition in Seniors

    Click the article below to learn more: New Study Shows Seniors have a High Incidence of Malnutrition
  • My Grandmother, the Riverboat Pianist

    by Raphael Adams She was a river boat pianist in her youth. There was a picture above her bed that showed a stunning young woman who could have been a silent film star. That was all very hard to imagine as I coerced my kids to visit their 90-something grandmother in the nursing home. She had ...
  • Ask a Nurse - Aids for Standing and Reclining

    Question: With my condition, I find that I am having a lot of trouble changing positions – from sitting to standing to reclining. Are there devices that I can use to ease my mobility when I am by myself? Answer Many people have difficulty raising themselves into a standing position or lowering ...
  • Exercises For The Home

    Stretching and maintaining basic mobility are a part of healthy living, especially in older adults. Here you can find a list of exercises you can do at home from standing, sitting, or in bed. download file: Qualicare Exercises.compressed.pdf