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Intravenous Nutrition

For some patients, receiving essential nutrients is not possible without the help of intravenous (IV) nutrition. If the digestive tract can no longer adequately absorb nutrients or there are temporary periods that the tract should be free of food, IV nutrition is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. This is … Continue reading

Racial Equality

Recent events in our nation have led to an outcry for racial equality. As we process our individual thoughts, feelings, and experiences regarding disciminiation and social unrest; we must maintain a goal to grow, understand, and move forward. At Passionate Private Duty, our team is made up of individuals from a variety of backgrounds who … Continue reading

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Helping Seniors Cope with Pain While Minimizing Medication

Pain management for older adults is complicated, as many seniors have more chronic health conditions. Medication for pain relief often has negative effects on the aging body. There are alternative pain relief methods to effectively help elderly patients manage pain. Many of these methods can be provided at home in a comfortable, familiar setting to … Continue reading

Antibiotics Safety for Elderly

Antibiotics work by killing or preventing bacteria from spreading and reproducing. Oral, topical, and injectable antibiotics can be provided in various doses. Healthcare professionals providing¬†nursing care services¬†are licensed to administer these medications properly. But antibiotic use does include risks, especially for older adults. According to a 2013 article in US Pharmacy, common adverse effects to … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Protected Against Coronavirus

If you are worried about COVID-19, also commonly called coronavirus, you are not alone. Many people, in fact, are alarmed by its quick spread across the globe. Since things can change rapidly and there is conflicting news, you may have a hard time knowing how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from this … Continue reading

Staying Connected to Your Senior Loved Ones While Isolating

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in mandates for social distancing and state-wide stay-at-home orders. Quarantine is challenging for many, but particularly for the elderly. Many older adults have little way to get out and about and look forward to visits from friends and family members. In most cases, these in-person visits – which are important … Continue reading