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…

January 202328
Sleep in Older Adults – Pharmacotherapy
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Sleep in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy. Older adults frequently report sleep-related complaints and have questions about appropriate sleep therapies. A previous edition of Elder Care, "Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia in Older Adults," discusses the…

January 202326
Low Vision Aids
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Low Vision Aids. The National Eye Institute reported that in 2014 more than 4 million adults in the US had blindness or low vision, and the majority were over age 65. By 2030, that number…