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.[47]
Around the clock care is ideal for someone coming home from the hospital after surgery, suffering from a debilitating condition such as a stroke, or someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related conditions and is at risk when left alone unattended. Around-the-clock care is also a good option for family caregivers who need a break or will be away on vacation. Some families even opt for around-the-clock care to ensure their loved one has someone to assist them with the activities of everyday life, to escort them to appointments and outings and to provide care and support as required.
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Google is known for its accessibility, and its assistant is available across a number of products. Get it on your phone, speaker, watch, laptop, TV, or in your car. It connects to frequently used products like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify. You can tell your Roomba where to clean by using Google Assistant, and it’ll connect to smart home devices like a Nest thermostat. Google Assistant is available on Google Home, as well as apps on Google Play and the iTunes app store.
When a patient comes to the hospital with stroke symptoms, it’s crucial to make a proper diagnosis quickly in order to begin treatment to minimize the effects of a stroke. Florida Hospital Ocala formerly Munroe Regional Medical Center's stroke care team delivers potentially life-saving care for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes and can perform various treatment options.
Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery inside the brain ruptures or when an aneurysm at the base of the brain bursts. Twenty percent of all strokes suffered are hemorrhagic strokes. Symptoms more specific to this type of stroke include headache, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness, seizures, sudden changes in mental state and lethargy. Hemorrhagic strokes usually occur in the daytime and during physical activity. The symptoms typically begin very suddenly and evolve over several hours.

"I have treated patients residing at Best Personal Care for over a decade. I have been impressed by their dedication and commitment to the welfare of their residents. They provide more than housing and food. They give their clients a structure where they can thrive in, in a predictable environment. They give them a frame of reference that can help them succeed, given their handicaps. All in all, its been an excellent placement choice."
Cerebral angiogram. In this test, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube (catheter) through a small incision, usually in your groin, and guides it through your major arteries and into your carotid or vertebral artery. Then your doctor injects a dye into your blood vessels to make them visible under X-ray imaging. This procedure gives a detailed view of arteries in your brain and neck.
Most stroke survivors receive treatment in a rehabilitation program. Your doctor will recommend the most rigorous therapy program you can handle based on your age, overall health and degree of disability from your stroke. Your doctor will take into consideration your lifestyle, interests and priorities, and the availability of family members or other caregivers.

Endovascular procedures. Endovascular procedures may be used to treat certain hemorrhagic strokes. The doctor inserts a long tube through a major artery in the leg or arm and then guides the tube to the site of the weak spot or break in a blood vessel. The tube is then used to install a device, such as a coil, to repair the damage or prevent bleeding.

Physician assistants (PA) typically obtain medical histories, perform examinations and procedures, order treatments, diagnose diseases, prescribe medication, order and interpret diagnostic tests, refer patients to specialists as required, and first or second-assist in surgery. Their education includes a bachelor’s degree, extensive clinical training from an accredited PA program and they must obtain a license to practice as a physician assistant.
U Care was developed in partnership with Lacuna Health, a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare, to follow up with patients after they leave the hospital. Registered nurses with U Care reach out to patients by phone on a regular schedule to monitor the patients’ recovery progress, check their medications, ensure they have made appropriate follow-up appointments and answer any questions or health concerns that arise. The nurses have access to the patients’ health records and can escalate any concerns to hospital staff or physicians if a patient requires further clarification or intervention. The program pilot, which began in June, will follow 250 stroke patients for 45 days after discharge, whether they went home or to a rehab facility for recovery.

Microsoft calls Cortana a “digital agent.” It’s designed to learn from your commands to personalize your experience as you use it. You can type your queries, or talk to Cortana by saying “Hey Cortana!” It’s very similar to the Apple and Android options but is quickly gaining steam on Siri. Track packages, manager your calendar, or just chit chat with the virtual assistant. Cortana is available on Microsoft devices, including Windows phones and operating systems, as well as in apps on Google Play and the iTunes app store.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research offers an elite center for stroke rehabilitation that combines medical and nursing care with counseling and support, not only for your loved one but also for you and your family. All patient rooms include modern equipment that is specifically designed to offer comfort and functionality. Your friend or family member can benefit from individual or group therapy sessions, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and periodical evaluations from highly trained specialists. Patients can also take part in occupational therapy, a form of therapy that helps patients regain skills and functions necessary in getting them back to work. Each type of therapy is individualized to fit the needs of the patient. One important service offered by TIRR is an outpatient rehabilitation program that will help your loved one continue recovery after leaving the facility.
For over 25 years we have been dedicated to providing In-Home Care for the disabled and elderly population. Around The Clock Care is dedicated to providing each and every client with a high quality of life. Our professional staff assesses the needs of each client to ensure our services meets their needs while maximizing their physical and mental potential. Around The Clock Care is here to assist you or loved one age in place and maintain that independence in the home as long as possible.
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