Monthly Archives: November 2011

Prevent Falls

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on fall prevention tips for elderly seniors? My 81-year-old father, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. What can you tell us? Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Falls are … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients at High Risk for Long-Term Institutionalization

Confirming many elderly patients’ worst fears, a national study has shown that being hospitalized for an acute event, such as a stroke or hip fracture, can lead to long-term institutionalization in a nursing home. Equally alarming, researchers found that direct … Continue reading

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