One relatively new service in the United States that can help keep older people in their homes longer is respite care. This type of care allows caregivers the opportunity to go on vacation or a business trip and know that their family member has good quality temporary care, for without this help the elder might have to move permanently to an outside facility. Another unique type of care cropping in U.S. hospitals is called acute care of elder units, or ACE units, which provide "a homelike setting" within a medical center specifically for older adults.
Alzheimer’s In-Home Care is a comprehensive service designed especially for our clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As one of the most common causes of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease causes confusion and impaired thought and speech. Unlike dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is specifically diagnosed by physicians after running blood tests, brain scans and additional specialized testing.
Marshall Medical’s Stroke Network team includes the physicians and staff of the ED who are the first line of treatment once a patient enters the ED with stroke symptoms. Alongside them are Stroke Coordinator Ken Atchison, and Quality Data Analyst-RN Allison Trammell who work to promote the evidence-based guidelines and assist the ED to ensure they are familiar with any new updates. This team’s effort in promoting evidence-based guidelines and providing the very best treatment possible to patients coming in to the ED is worthy of recognition.
Local Wellness: Residents living at Best Personal Care Facility can enjoy easy access to 20 nearby beauty salons like European Wax Center. There area also 20 spas within a 8 mile radius of the community. For those residents that are a bit more active and enjoy staying in shape, 24 Hour Fitness is located just 3 miles. There are also 20 other gyms nearby including 24 Hour Fitness - Meyerland Plaza.
According to the National Stroke Association, strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Even if an individual survives a stroke, it can lead to permanent impairment. Depending on the extent of damage to the brain, a stroke may leave a person with deficits such as vision loss, memory problems and/or paralysis or weakness on one side of the body.
One of the major causes of elderly falls is hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance when the level of sodium in a person's serum drops below 135 mEq/L. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in the elderly patient population. Studies have shown that older patients are more prone to hyponatremia as a result of multiple factors including physiologic changes associated with aging such as decreases in glomerular filtration rate, a tendency for defective sodium conservation, and increased vasopressin activity. Mild hyponatremia ups the risk of fracture in elderly patients because hyponatremia has been shown to cause subtle neurologic impairment that affects gait and attention, similar to that of moderate alcohol intake.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
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