All these candidates insisting they can clean up Albany should take a good look at the case of a truly stubborn taxpayer leech to see what they're up against: The culprit is a Brooklyn-based firm misnamed Excellent Home Care Services, and it has been happily pillaging state coffers for years without interference.
One need not be a doctor to adhere to the ""first do no harm"" clause of the Hippocratic Oath. It would be negligent, irresponsible, and may have criminal implications, if a caregiver were to allow a family member to starve to death. Therefore, the short and simplest answer to the question often posed by caregivers is that there is a point where elders who refuse to eat need prompt medical intervention. Seek medical intervention long before the situation gets out of hand.
While regular exercise
sessions a couple of times a week play an important role in improving balance,
strength, and quality of life for an older adult, the exercise that will make
the biggest difference is the physical activity that’s a normal part of
Each year, many older Americans are injured in and around
their homes. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
estimates that in 1981, over 622,000 people over age 65 were
treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with
products they live with and use everyday.
In the past, when an older person had difficulty living on their own, it was a signal that it was time to move in with family or go to a nursing home. But for most people this is no longer the case. Today, you can to continue to live on your own for many years, even as you grow older and begin to need help with everyday tasks. This is often called “aging in place.” More