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January 9, 2018

Pain Management

Pain Management: Dealing with the Psychological Effects

It’s a subject of considerable debate in the medical world: what is the pain threshold and pain perception for patients suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? One school of thought holds that these patients have a higher pain threshold and lower pain perception; another holds that these individuals sense pain no differently than anyone else, […]

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January 9, 2018

Physiological Effects of Alzheimer's or Dementia

Helping A Loved One Deal with Pain: The Physiological Effects

If you have children, you recall how difficult it was to treat illnesses and everyday aches and pains. After all, before they’ve learned to talk, children can’t articulate what’s wrong. The Princeton Health Care Center staff and many caregivers we encounter daily are reminded of this frustration when we help patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. […]

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January 9, 2018

IV Therapy Benefits

Learn the Basics of IV Therapy and Its Potential Benefits

Intravenous therapy, also called infusion therapy, is a process by which drugs and/or fluids are administered directly into the veins. IV therapies are many and varied, used in both hospitals and outpatient settings to treat anything from dehydration or malnutrition to fibromyalgia and pain management. Some IV therapies use a drip, while others — including […]

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December 11, 2017

Medicare Coverage - Long-Term Care

Financial Implications of Long-term Care: Medicare Coverage

US News reports that as of the last census in 2010, there were 40.3 million people ages 65 and over. That number jumped 5.3 percent from the prior census in 2000. As the Baby Boomers come of age, an ever-growing percentage of the population is living longer and healthier lives. That’s a good thing, but […]

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December 11, 2017

Long-Term Care - Princeton Health Care Center

Understanding Medicaid Coverage and Long-Term Care

In another part of this series, we examined the impact of Medicare on long-term care. If the legal and financial issues surrounding Medicare are confusing, Medicaid is no less of a briar patch. If you or a loved one need financial assistance covering long-term care at a facility like Princeton Health Care Center, will you […]

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December 11, 2017

Health Insurance - Long-Term Care

Health Insurance & Financial Implications of Long-Term Care

If you’re concerned with long-term care for yourself or a loved one, you may be in for a bumpy ride when it comes to figuring out payment options. Medicare and Medicaid raise as many challenges as they address, so many of us are considering or already have long-term care insurance. Here are some key considerations […]

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November 10, 2017

Assisted Living Facility - Princeton, WV

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility for Your Loved One

For many seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility is one of the most important decisions they will ever make. Much like a buying a new house, shopping around for a retirement home requires a fair amount of research and reconnaissance to ensure that loved ones end up in a place where they […]

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November 10, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

Many people use Alzheimer’s disease and dementia interchangeably, as though the two terms were just synonyms for the same medical condition, but that is not the case. In reality, while both share similarities, there are distinctions that can be made between the two diagnoses. Dementia First and foremost, dementia is technically a syndrome rather than […]

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November 10, 2017

Skilled Nursing Facility - Princeton, WV

The Difference Between Skilled Nursing Facilities & Nursing Homes

If you’re the caretaker of an elderly relative, it may be time to consider long-term options, especially if they need medical assistance. While skilled nursing facilities and standard nursing homes both provide seniors with round-the-clock attention and observation, skilled nursing facilities are much more appropriate in situations where a patient may require considerable and constant […]

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