The Importance of Continuity of Care

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Elderly patients are more likely to have multiple medical conditions requiring numerous medications than younger patients. Continuing care is one of the most important aspects of patient care, especially for older patients. You might be asking yourself, "What does continuing care actually mean?". We'll tell what it means and help you in finding proper care.

Elderly patients are more likely to have multiple medical conditions requiring numerous medications than younger patients. Continuing care is one of the most important aspects of patient care, especially for older patients. You might be asking yourself, "What does continuing care actually mean?". We'll tell what it means and help you in finding proper care.

Studies have shown that physical activity is associated with a lower chance of developing heart disease and stroke. As a person gets older their risk of having a heart attack or stroke increases. Until recently, we did not know whether physical activity in elderly patients was beneficial.

Experiencing a stroke is a frightening experience. Regardless of the severity of the stroke, it is a sign that your health is in jeopardy. There are many aspects to consider once you are released from the hospital, from how to prevent another stroke to mental and physical rehabilitation. Here are some of the steps stroke survivors can expect to go through as part of their rehabilitation.

Hip fractures are a painful and debilitating injury that affects many elderly, with over a quarter of a million persons over the age of 65 hospitalized for this injury every year in the U.S. Not only is it a major injury, many people are not able to fully regain mobility after a hip fracture. The best cure for this growing issue is prevention of the fracture. Here are a few tips on what you can do to avoid a hip fracture for yourself or an elderly loved one.