Categories for Abuse of Pain Medications
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According to Successful Aging, by Daniel Levitin at any given time, 30 percent of the population is experiencing chronic pain (pain that is experienced for more than 3 months). For older adults, this number is closer to 40-50%. “Interestingly enough, Continue reading →
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While I was having my morning coffee break this morning, I remembered a recent situation that a family found themselves in that I wanted to share with our readers. This memory stems from the articles I have been sharing regarding Continue reading →
While senior citizens make up only 12% of the U.S. population, they take 30% of all prescription medication A 2011 study of Medicare recipients found that about 15% were prescribed an opioid when discharged from the hospital; 3 months post-discharge, Continue reading →
As a new generation begins to consider senior housing, either for themselves or for aging parents, the senior housing industry is seeing a trend developing. Many, who saw their grandparents or great-grandparents enter a “nursing home” and begin a rapid Continue reading →