Month: June 2017

EHR Tool to Aid in Geriatric Care

While the Electronic Health Records (HER) System was initially created to aid in organizing a patient’s records digitally, the Indiana University School of Medicine is now broadening its use to eldercare. First launched by both the AMA and the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute, the Regenstrief-EHR Clinical Learning Platform provides the caretaker with extensive data from over …

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Honoring the Elderly

There are many ways we can honor the elderly. The problem today though is that this needs to be learned. In the past, it was a natural part of growing up because of a few reasons: a) how we lived more integrated with our grandparents b) there weren’t so many things distracting us as there …

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Legal Rights for Seniors

There are many laws and regulations on the local, state and federal level enacted to protect senior citizens. These rules cover many or most of the important aspects of life, such as housing, income and health care. The sheer number of rules and entitlements, plus the complexity of obtaining access can become a confusing burden …

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Summer Tips for Seniors

Summer is a time for vacations, time outside, and all kinds of great activities that would otherwise be impossible when the weather is cold and stormy. However, don’t let the pleasant days distract you from the very real risks the warmer, dryer weather present, especially to the elderly. The hottest days of summer cause thousands …

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