As a caregiver here are some items you need to evaluate to develop a home safety plan for independently living seniors.
Evaluation can be done at Millennium Medical and Rehab 914-472-2700.
-balance to be able to safely indoors and outdoors
-walking up and down steps
-ability to get in and out of bed safely
-weight, height and blood pressure
-ability to communicate needs electronically or by phone
-healthy appetite and able to feed him/herself
-knows list of medications, when to take them, side effects of medications and interactions with other drugs
-knows how to get doctor, dentist appointments and how to get there
Evaluating this and keeping notes of changes is important so the safety plan can change with aging and changing needs.
Carpal tunnel is the area in the wrist through which important tendons to the fingers pass along with median nerve. When the nerve gets compressed due to damage due to any reason such as diabetes, gout, hypothyroidism, arthritis or injury there can be pain, tingling, weakness in all fingers except pinky.
At Millennium Medical and Rehab we can do all the tests and treatment you may need for carpal tunnel syndrome. Call (914) 472-2700 or visit www.mmrclinic.com for more information or to set up an appointment
At Millennium Medical we see patients with spinal stenosis. Yesterday, I posted questions regarding risk factors for spinal stenosis.
Arthritis is the leading cause of spinal stenosis. It causes narrowing of the spinal canal with bone spurs and may pinch nerves.
What can you do to prevent spinal stenosis?
If you have back symptoms take action ask your physician for a referral to physical therapy so you can get better and prevent further injury to your spine.
After all you have only one back and we got your back at Millennium Medical and Rehab 914 472-2700