Your elderly parent in a nursing home may be susceptible to medication errors. Misuse and overuse of medications are common in care centers for aging adults. According to an NPR report, nursing homes often prescribe antipsychotic drugs meant for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Improper or overmedication of these drugs can lead to severe complications – and even death.
If you are like many motorists, you may feel uneasy anytime you find yourself sharing the road with commercial trucks. In addition to slowing you down and obstructing your vision, these trucks often pose additional dangers because of their large size and considerable weight.
When you put your parents in a nursing home, you only want the best for them. Unfortunately, many elderly citizens become hurt in nursing homes each year, either intentionally or unintentionally. A report from the Nursing Home Abuse Guide showed nearly a third of nursing homes faced abuse charges between 1999 and 2001. Things have gotten better since that time, but it is still a prevalent issue.
We are still in the middle of the summer weather and many people are trying to get in as much fun as possible before the weather turns colder. Kids and adults alike enjoy a good swim at home in the family pool or maybe at a nearby lake or river.