elderly patients

Pharmacist Intervention Helps Elderly Patients
Pharmacist Intervention Helps Elderly Patients A new study shows that a pharmacist-physician team can lower inappropriate drug use.
The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3
The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3Pharmacy never changes in the final part of our “Best of the 70s” series.
More Older Patients Have Medication Troubles Than You Think
More Older Patients Have Medication Troubles Than You ThinkWhat problems your older patients are having (and what you can do about it).
Five imitation-worthy palliative care programsHere's how five health plans are successfully approaching palliative care.
Hospice consultation should be a quality metric
Hospice consultation should be a quality metricToo many physicians lack the skills to discuss end-of-life wishes with patients. It is awkward for the doctors to even bring up the topic in certain circumstances. Doctors are trained to save peoples’ lives, not to give up on them. But physicians need to change their mindset.
Keeping seniors healthy and out of institutions
Keeping seniors healthy and out of institutionsIt’s well-established that older adults want to live in their own homes in the community.
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcare
Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcareTwo reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid.
We need to solve the family doctor shortage for an aging America
We need to solve the family doctor shortage for an aging AmericaAre we prepared to meet the healthcare needs of an aging America? The answer, experts agree, is no.
Integrating IoT devices into healthcareIntegrating IoT devices within healthcare systems allows professionals and individuals to have access to new health-related data used for informed, personalized healthcare applications and situations.
Physicians shouldn't fear death talk with patients
Physicians shouldn't fear death talk with patientsThe advance directive. The words instill a sense of foreboding, a finality not many are prepared to face.