Loved Ones Blog

Common Ways to Identify Depression in Seniors

Posted by CarePredict on Jun 22, 2017 1:32:51 PM

People think that depression is a normal part of aging. Many view it as a senior’s typical reaction when transitioning to an assisted living community or when suffering from chronic illness or loss. However, researchers have found that depression among residents in senior living communities is not only common, but also undertreated.

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Topics: Depression, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health

3 Warning Signs That Your Senior Loved One's Health is Declining

Posted by CarePredict on Jun 8, 2017 10:22:00 AM

We all know that as we age our bodies decline mentally and physically. What’s surprising is when we experience it firsthand with our parents and grandparents. It’s a wake-up call that we may not be prepared to deal with, because it’s too painful, frustrating or time-consuming.

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Topics: measuring ADLs, activities of daily living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, functional health decline, senior health

The Importance of ADL Assistance with Aging Seniors

Posted by CarePredict on Jun 5, 2017 8:14:28 AM

Wake up, drag ourselves out of bed, brush our teeth, take a shower, get dressed, drink coffee, eat breakfast and leave the house. Sound familiar? From the minute we wake up to the time we go to bed, we follow a routine set of activities to take care of ourselves. These activities of daily living (ADL) are common tasks that we learn to do in order to be self-sufficient.

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Topics: measuring ADLs, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors

Measuring Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Can Predict Clinical Deterioration of Seniors

Posted by Giri Venkatraman, MD on May 10, 2017 10:26:37 AM

Physiological Changes vs. Changes in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

When it comes to predicting clinical health declines, timing is critical. Unfortunately, physiological changes, blood pressure or heart rate for example, do not happen early enough to be of predictive value. 

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Topics: measuring ADLs, UTI, Predictive Health Analytics, assisted living, activities of daily living, Fall Risk, Depression