Monthly Archives: November 2011

Everything’s fine?

For those of us working in care settings, it is our duty to care. Although our loyalty and responsibility are to our clients first, our trained and innate tendency to care means that we are more likely to notice when … Continue reading

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Give Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday but not one that is enjoyed by all. A lot of medical and long-term care settings do a great job in decorating and planning for this first major holiday in winter. The irony … Continue reading

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Whose God is He Anyway?

Resident A: I am looking for God. Can you help me? C: Would you like to schedule an appointment with the Chaplain? Resident B: She doesn’t need no chaplain. I am God. Resident A (Pointing at Resident C): Oh, there … Continue reading

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Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults

I was going to write a post on pain management when this came through my email inbox: The American Geriatrics Society  is seeking public feedback on the draft AGS Updated  Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.  … Continue reading

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Crazy about Food

Food Security refers not only to the availability of food, but also access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. Clearly, we are talking mostly about basic needs. But choice matters. So does quality. When … Continue reading

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It is Everywhere

Many of us decided very early in life that we would like to work in geriatric mental health. Even more of us “accidentally” end up where we are. Linda Teri, a psychologist who has done some excellent work in behavioral … Continue reading

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To Blog or Not to Blog

Despite numerous reasons that have kept health care professionals from the social media, health care blogs are becoming increasingly common. With that come concerns over confidentiality, personal safety, and legal involvement. My biggest concern has to do with self-disclosure. Steve Frankel, … Continue reading

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