Posts Tagged ‘ senior medical care ’

SENIORS AND MAJOR SURGICAL CHANGES

Mar 19th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Forty two years ago I had my first corneal transplant. Subsequent to that, I experienced two additional transplants and within a few days, I will be undergoing my fourth. The miracle of all of this, apart from still having vision, is the changes in the surgical procedure itself.

The first transplant was done in hospital, required a stay of a week and a recovery period, at home, for a month. No lifting, bending, or other activity that could compromise the transplant. Prior to that time, I was told that a lengthy stay in bed, with no movement of one’s head was the practice.

By the time of my second transplant, about 1972, the procedure had not changed significantly. And, when in 1997, I had my



Senior Citizen Annual Physical Exam: Updated Guidelines

Sep 20th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

SCJ editors recently researched several online websites for new information about annual medical examinations for senior citizens. We found some new suggestions that we want to pass on to our readers.  But first, a reminder… In addition to the need to pay attention to one’s body, it is also crucial for senior citizens to keep [...]



Senior Finances Inextricably Tied to Medical Care

Jun 6th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

SCJ recently posted an article about healthcare reform and Medicare and preventive services.  The article posits Healthcare Reform is inextricably tied to senior citizen finances.  Inextricably means… there is no escape. The referenced article describes a new preventive service that goes into effect in September, 2010, and is incorporated into Medicare coverage on January 1, [...]