Joint Pain: Could It Be Osteoporosis or Arthritis? [Infographic]

A man with painful joints on his hands

While Arthritis and Osteoporosis share many common features, they are, in fact, different conditions and a lot of people can’t tell the difference. This article will try to make it clear what is similar and what is different about both ailments. Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Rebecca over at GeriatricNursing.org to help educate …

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Decorating a Bedroom for a Senior in an Assisted Living Center or Nursing Home

senior woman in an assisted living center being cared for by a nurse

Making the decision to move your loved one into an assisted living facility or nursing home can be difficult. Adding the stress of the actual move and trying to redecorate the new space can make the whole situation feel overwhelming. However, the best things you can do are keep a positive, energetic attitude and get …

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Post-Acute Care for Seniors: Advice to Regain Mobility after a Hospital Stay

elderly man walking with a walker in a hospital

A serious injury or illness that results in a hospitalization can cause a serious reduction of mobility for seniors and elderly.  In the best instances, the loss of mobility is short-term and a patient can make a full recovery and return to independence after a hospital stay.  For some, however, a serious health event, such …

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