February 202302
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower extremity is a common manifestation of atherosclerosis. It is present in up to 20% of older men and women and is estimated to affect more than 200 million…

February 202301
Suicide Prevention for Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and continues to be a growing public health concern as rates in all age groups continue to rise. Each year almost 45,000 Americans…

February 202301
Conducting Family Meetings
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Family meetings play an important role in the care of seriously ill hospitalized patients and patients with advanced disease. The meetings help identify patient-centered goals and guide decision making. They also improve patient's and family's…

January 202331
Health Literacy
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use health-related information to navigate the health care system and to make informed decisions about medical care. It is closely related to general literacy –…

January 202330
HIPAA and Working with Family Caregivers
Posted By : Melissa Ford

In 1996, Congress passed a law that provides guidelines for the privacy and security of certain health information. Formally called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, it is better known as HIPAA.…

January 202329
Health Risks for Family Caregivers
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Health Risks for Family Caregivers. Family caregivers provide unpaid but crucial support to family members, partners, and friends living with seriously disabling health conditions. The health and other needs of these caregivers, however, are frequently…