Weekly Digest: Getting the Most Out of LTC Medication and Treatment
As a way to celebrate Health Literacy Month this October, we are sharing the latest news on long term care (LTC) medication and treatment. From tips on how to get the best medical supplies to updates on improving elderly health, this week’s roundup hopes to help seniors, long term care insurance agencies, and retirement advocates in learning how to stay healthy in a proper and efficient manner.
The Perks of Buying Medical Supplies Online
Jessica Hegg, in a blog post for Vive Health, wrote on why we should purchase our medical supplies online. Aside from the convenience one can gain from shopping virtually anywhere, purchasing medical goods online also offers other benefits such as lower prices and potential tax breaks.
If You’re Thinking About Assisted Living for Your Parents
Thinking of how to provide the best type of assisted care for your parents? Beth Braverman’s post for Consumer Reports discussed the many factors you and your parents need to consider when it comes to preparing for retiring in nursing homes.
Policies to Reduce Antipsychotic Use Among Elderly are Failing
Make sure to find out if authorized physicians properly administer the medication you’ve been prescribed. According to a Mad in America report by Akansha Vawani, antipsychotic drugs are still being administered in several nursing homes in the UK. This is troubling news, for the majority of countries that have long term care projects (including US) have not approved this type of drug to treat dementia or other aging diseases.
Options available for changing drug plans
Matthew Hoffman, in an article for The Umpqua Post featured in The World Link, discussed important factors seniors need to know when dealing with prescription drug plans. Aside from Medicare Part D plans, seniors also need to be aware of clauses and eligibility rules stated in their local communities.
Physical therapy helps patients fight pain
Dean Plafcan, in a blog post for the Centre Daily, shared the many benefits patients can gain from physical therapy. Citing the common notion that physical therapy is a painful process, Dean wrote about the progressive measures being done today that proves pain may not at all be associated with this type of treatment.