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Medicaid vs. Medicare

Medicaid vs. Medicare

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP Medicaid, Medicare – they sound alike? But they are different! What is the difference? Or are they the same? Let’s explore and see if we can figure this out!  Medicaid is both state and federally funded. The program provides benefits based on financial need. Health insurance is provided to low-income Americans of all…

Arthritis

Arthritis

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC- MC, CDP You may notice pain and swelling in your joints as you age. What is that? The general term for this is arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis —however, if you have an overall swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints you may be experiencing the “pains of…

National Caregiver Month

National Caregiver Month

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP November is National Family Caregiver Month. This month we celebrate all those who take care of others. National caregiver week began in the mid-1990. However, the importance of caregivers was truly recognized with President Barack Obama’s recognition in 2012. “Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands…

Staying Hydrated in the Winter Months

Staying Hydrated in the Winter Months

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP You may think dehydration is only something you need to think about in the good ole summer. However, it is very possible to suffer from dehydration in the winter. The body’s sweat mechanism is not activated as much in the winter as it is on a hot summer day. Therefore, we are not…

Telehealth Services

Telehealth Services

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP The concept of telehealth is not really a new concept. This concept in its earliest form dates back to the early 1900s. Pennsylvania was sending radiology images 24 miles via phone lines in the 1940s. The University of Nebraska was the first to use video communication for hospital consultations in 1959. These early…

Enhancing the life of Persons with Dementia

Enhancing the life of Persons with Dementia

By Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP We have probably all stumbled upon the list of 101 things to do with someone who has dementia. However, do those things really enhance the quality of life of a person with dementia or are they just things to keep them busy? I would guess keeping someone distracted and busy is OK—but let’s…

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Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Alzheimer’s/Dementia refers to a serious loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning and communicating. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It can be difficult to know whether you or your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia as the symptoms typically appear gradually (beginning with memory loss).

Saveo knows from personal and professional experience that caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia can be physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or trouble with coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking. Thinking and behavioral problems may also occur.

Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. Depression and anxiety are also common occurring in more than a third of people with PD. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep, and emotional problems.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal

Stroke

A stroke is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body.

Signs and symptoms often appear soon after the stroke has occurred. If symptoms last less than one or two hours it is known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke. A stroke may also be associated with a headache.

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Communication issues
  • Inability to read, write, speak or understand
  • Mood and behavior changes, such as aggressiveness, wandering or withdrawal