June 29th, 2015

Sleep disorders become more common as we get older. We start to receive less than 8 hours of sleep and suffer with a lot of restlessness. We also start having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, sleep talking, sleep walking, sleep apnea, or bed wetting. This is caused by our natural clock, the circadian rhythm, being disrupted and changing our sleep and wake patterns. Sleep disorders can also be caused by certain medications, caffeine or alcohol, allergies, pain, being inactive,…

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May 26th, 2015

Whether we want to believe it or not, there is a point in our lives when we realize how old we really are getting. Whether our eye sight starts declining, we can’t walk as fast as we used to, or our mind isn’t as keen as it used to be—it is inevitable that this stage of our lives will come and probably be the biggest frustration to deal with! So why not take precautions to age in a healthy manner instead of dealing with dreadful circumstances? According to NIH Senior Health, there are…

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March 10th, 2015

Take one step outside, and you will feel the gruesome heat downing on you. With temperatures currently exceeding 80 degrees, it is important to care for the elderly around you! Elders are more prone to heat strokes and heat exhaustion than younger people due to the mere fact that their medications may impair their body’s normal functioning or they are more inclined to chronic medical conditions. Heat strokes, which is when the body heats up (to more than 106 degrees) and is unable to cool…

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January 30th, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified some details on the controversial “two-midnight rule,” shortly after its decision to delay the rule until October.

Under the rule, a patient must stay in a hospital for two consecutive midnights before Medicare reimburses the hospital at inpatient rates. In its clarification, made during a Tuesday conference call, CMS officials specified that hospitals must include the admitting physician’s signature before discharge in their…

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October 27th, 2013

Welcome to the Encompass Meds, LLC first blog. We hope that this blog will serve as a go to point for the latest information for our patients and their families.

Winter is fast approaching and recently the AGS Foundation For Health in Aging published some helpful tips to stay safe during the winter.

To avoid hypothermia:
Know the warning signs of hypothermia: lots of shivering; cold skin that is pale or ashy; feeling very tired, confused and sleepy; feeling weak; problems walking;…

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