Elder Sanctuary

23 03, 2013

Telehealth Not Cost Effective for Long-Term Care, Study Says

March 23rd, 2013|Elder Sanctuary|

  Friday, March 22, 2013 Telehealth does not appear  to be a cost-effective way to treat patients with long-term illnesses, according to a study published Friday in the British Medical Journal, Reuters reports.   For the study, a team of British researchers evaluated 965 patients with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or diabetes over 12 months [...]

15 03, 2013

SOYLENT GREY – The Sequel

March 15th, 2013|Ambient Despair, Elder Sanctuary, Psychology|

After watching my brother care for his wife through her 12 years of Alzheimer's, I can well understand why many caregivers die before their charges do. He said to me at one point that he had not had a single uninterrupted night's sleep in five years. He was in his 80s, and refused to put [...]