What Are The Protective Medications Given At the Hospital?

Female nurse gives a dose of insulin to diabetic senior woman during home visit.

If you had surgery, or are in the hospital, your nurse might have given you protective medications to help reduce discomfort associated with being hospitalized or with side effects that arise from taking pain medication: Stool softeners or laxatives Ulcer prevention Anti nausea Stool Softeners or Laxatives Stool softeners and laxatives, such as Colace© or […]

Only Leaves Should Fall, Not Patients

Being in the hospital is not how anyone wants to spend their time. You find yourself sleeping in a less than optimal bed, overstimulated by strange new alarms and bright lights, and eating food that isn’t quite like home. And you probably don’t feel well on top of everything. All of these things put you […]

Being Prepared For A COVID Positive Diagnosis

Senior woman with nurse in bed at home

Consider yourself fortunate if you have never had to read THE email or text from CVS or any other community-based testing site that you have COVID. After the reality sinks in, there are a few really important things you can do so that you can be prepared: Medical history (things that can put you at higher risk) Living/working space (who around […]

Being Prepared for a Colonoscopy

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Your provider just told you that it is time to get a colonoscopy. You may be wondering: What is a colonoscopy?  Why do I need one? How can I be prepared?   What can I expect? Like many things in health care, colonoscopies can be a bit scary. By becoming informed and being prepared you […]

Caring for the Caregiver – Where a Private Nurse Can Help!

Nurse visiting senior woman at home with family

Are you caring for a loved one and experiencing stress, fatigue, or maybe even mental and emotional exhaustion?  Have you felt that you do not have time to focus on your own needs, because you are too busy focusing on the needs of those around you? You may be suffering from something called caregiver fatigue. […]

Tips for Recovering After Plastic Surgery

Female nurse gives a dose of insulin to diabetic senior woman during home visit.

Recovering after plastic surgery is as important as the surgeon you pick to do your surgery. There are many different plastic surgeries to choose from. You may be looking at a procedure to improve your overall appearance or maybe you need to restore your appearance after a life altering event, like a severe hand or […]

Receiving Care After A Stroke

Nurse support to elderly male patient in wheelchair

Being Informed on care after a stroke is the best strategy for prevention. After your first stroke you’ll want to do all you can to prevent another. Developing healthy habits will give you the best chance to do so. The CDC has several tips on healthy living that can help you. Among these are having […]

Reduce Stress with Self-Care

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What Stress Does to Our Bodies Stress occurs in our lives daily. Left unchecked, stress can build up to a level that affects our physical and mental health. For instance, our shoulder and neck muscles tense up when we are stressed which leads to backaches, tight neck muscles, and headaches. Both tension and migraine headaches […]