From The Blog

Drug Abuse and Depression in the Elderly – by Jackie Waters

Drug and alcohol use and abuse isn’t restricted to the 65-and-under crowd. Studies from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (such as this one), have shown that the prevalence of alcohol and prescription drug use in older Americans is one of the fastest-growing health issues facing the country. Why seniors use drugs Most seniors don’t […]

Seniors and Grief – by Jackie Waters

According to the AARP, 40 percent of all women, and 13 percent of all men over the age of 65 are widowed. It’s difficult to watch someone you love grieve the loss of a spouse, but there are things you can do to help. It helps to begin with learning what grief is and isn’t, […]

Hospice vs Palliative Care

It is often difficult for patients to understand the difference between hospice care and palliative care. Each distinction has several levels, which can add to the confusion. Many patients and family members are perplexed by how charges are billed or paid for by private insurance and the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Palliative Care is treatment that relieves suffering and improves […]