Age related ailments
Thanks to new medications and surgical techniques, people are living longer.
However, the body we had at 55 will be a very different body than the one we have at 75. Many issues, both genetic and environmental, affect how we age.
The most widespread condition affecting those 65 and older is coronary heart disease, followed by stroke, cancer, pneumonia and the flu. Accidents, especially falls that result in hip fractures, are also unfortunately common in the elderly.
A lot of our elders are coping with at least one of the following conditions, and many are dealing with two or more of the following:
- Heart conditions (hypertension, vascular disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease)
- Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease
- Incontinence (urine and stool)
- Breathing problems
- Frequent falls, which can lead to fractures
- Parkinson's disease
- Eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, Macular Degeneration)
Having worked in the industry for some time our staff have become accustomed to the best ways in managing these difficulties in a compassionate and caring manner. Coupled with experience is education, regular training ensures that all staff are well acquainted with latest guidance and best practice methods.