“People who take a proactive approach to their physical, mental and social wellness are typically healthier and better prepared if any health issues arise,” says Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor and Deputy Chair of St. George’s University Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University. “Same goes with pets, too, which is why family wellness should be a holistic effort.”
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services to Tap Technology to Help Chronically Ill Patients from Returning to Hospital
An innovative program developed by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) will now use technology to help seniors manage their health at home after discharge from the hospital.
Rockynol residents and guests recently ventured out on a "road trip" to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland Heights.
Jonnie Geis and Cecilia McAdams are among 20 residents at Westminster-Thurber who have been working with 10 OSU graduate students to create products and services aimed at an older market.
Does your bathroom need a makeover? Go beyond functional and stylish updates and consider upgrades that add an element of safety, too. A few affordable, small updates can dramatically affect your bathroom's level of safety while still providing a look you’ll love.
Unlike many Americans, Pete Mulliner knew of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) long before he was actually diagnosed with it. His grandfather died from pulmonary fibrosis the year Mulliner was married. “Granddad was the go-to guy in my world,” Mulliner says. “He taught me how to use tools, renovate houses, how to think clearly and logically and how to approach life.”
Three years after his grandfather’s death, Mulliner lost his great-aunt to pulmonary fibrosis. He didn’t know it at the time, but his own diagnosis of this deadly disease would come much later.
The Journal for Nurses in Professional Development defines the art of nursing, the human connection between nurse and patient, as a combination of compassionate concern, openness, physical availability and empathetic attention. Nurses from a related study who demonstrated this type of care fostered stronger relationships with patients, encouraging them to be more proactive participants in their care plan.