Showing posts from February, 2018

Tips: Visiting the Doctor

Hello, Welcome to the Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by #A RN: Disclosed also known as Danielle Harris. Today’s blog post is a Caregiving Tips special. The tips for today is “Visiting the Doctor”. It is important that the person with Dementia (of whatever type) disease receive regular medical care; including the caregiver. As you know caring for a person living with Dementia takes planning and having a routine is best.  Planning and having a routine for visiting the doctor is the same. These tips are also effective for those not living Dementia, but may have disabiliites. Visiting the Doctor:  Scheduling : make the time of the appointment for the person’s best time of day. If they are a morning person, schedule for the morning. If there is evidence of sun downing then I would recommend not scheduling an appointment past 3pm. In addition, try to make only one appointment a day. Please, do not try to fit multiple appointments into one day, this will cause overstimulation, e

Elders and Opioids

Hello, Thank you for visiting and reading. I hope you enjoyed the last 2 "bonus" blog posts. I wanted to share those things with you because I thought they would be beneficial to help you and your loved one continue to move forward with new goals, for this new year. This blog post this week is about the opioid epidemic. No matter where you are, everyone has heard something about the current changes, laws, and regulations with opioids. Opioids are a class of medications that include the synthetic (not natural) opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and when taken as prescribed. However, they can produce euphoria in addition to pain relief, they can be misused (taken in a different way than prescribed). Misuse can lead to dependence and then overdose, which is how we have had dea