Urinary Tract Infections

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for 8.1 million visits to healthcare providers each year. Infection of the urinary bladder, also called cystitis, is what most people think of when they say “UTI.” In healthy adults, a UTI is fairly easy to detect. The person experiences […]

Preventing Bed Sores

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores, bed sores and decubitus ulcers) are serious cause for concern. A pressure ulcer is any injury to the skin caused by unrelieved pressure. Pressure ulcers can range from mildly uncomfortable to extremely painful. Even if a person doesn’t seem to be in a great deal of pain, an […]

Preventing Falls in the Home

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Falls are a serious health concern for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three adults ages 65 and older falls each year. More than 20 million seniors fall each year; and on average, every senior falls every three years. Falls, especially in older adults, can have […]

Performing Safe Transfers

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Every day in the United States, thousands of healthcare workers sustain a disabling injury while performing work-related tasks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 80% of all injuries to professional caregivers are the result of lifting, pulling, pushing, holding, carrying and turning. Undoubtedly, many family caregivers are also injured while caring for loved […]

Pain and the Elderly

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

As our bodies age, most of us will experience pain of varying degrees. Statistics show that 2 in 3 seniors say that pain keeps them from performing their routine daily activities. Plus, 4 in 5 seniors take medications regularly for chronic pain. Oftentimes, dealing with pain leads patients to need assistance from a caregiver, such […]

Bathing Tips

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Bathing requires patience, strength, compassion and skill. Bathing is a time for cleaning, communication, and observing for important bodily changes. Bathing can present high risk for injury, especially when patients have limited mobility. Elderly people often have dry, fragile skin that can be torn or easily injured. So, extra caution is needed to ensure safety […]

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