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Geriatrics Toolbox

Geriatrics Toolbox is our blog offering tools, resources, and insights into the care of older adults.

 

Engaging Pharmacists to Support Caregivers

We know that family caregivers play a critical role in helping older adults with healthcare needs.

 

Frailty and the Elderly

Research has shown that frail individuals are at high risk for falls, disease complications, disability, reduced quality of life, and death.

 

Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in the U.S., Especially in Older Adults

Prescription medication use is on the rise, especially among older adults.

 

Getting Less By Asking More

A series of tragic – and avoidable – medical errors leads to the death of a vibrant 88-year-old woman and reminds us that vigilance is everyone’s responsibility.

 

It's an emergency!

Posted by Lisa Han in Nursing Homes

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, serves as a not-so-gentle reminder for nursing homes and other long-term care providers to review their emergency plans and preparations.

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