Welcome to Seniors Guide Online!
Compare Active Adult Retirement Communities, Home Health Care Services, and home care agencies. Find senior living options including Senior Housing, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, Retirement Homes, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing, Home Health Care and additional senior services all on Seniors Guide Online.
New Articles: Recent Senior Care Articles
“You get a good night’s sleep.” That’s what Steve Anderson has to say about the benefits of assisted living and of helping a loved one make the move to an assisted living community. And he’s not alone. It seems the perks of assisted living don’t stop with the residents; they extend throughout the family. Click Here to browse Assisted Living Communities in your area When Anderson made the call, he and his family chose Brightmore of Wilmington for his folks. “It had gotten to the point that my parents were going to need assistance, whether it was in their home, or in assisted living,” he says. “We started looking around, and we found that assisted living was, by far, the better choice from an economic standpoint, as well as the socialization part.” And he soon got a taste of the peace of mind a move like that can offer. “I know mom is at a good level of care, and they will come in and give her her medicines and everything. She has her three meals a day, in a very nice dining room. And it’s just comforting know that the CNAs are right there. She has a pendant that she wears around her neck, and just know that if something happens, within a minute or two, someone will be to her, who has her history, is a huge comfort.” Barbara Goodman has had a similar experience with Brightmore. When her mother fell and broke her hip, the family knew it was time for a move to assisted living. “It has totally saved me,” she says. “I was taking care of her 24 hours a […]
Advancements in Surgery, A New Perspective The operating room of the future is already here. In the past decade, medical advancements such as robotics and noninvasive surgery have changed procedures in the OR. Surgical robotics is a new technology that holds significant promise. Robotic surgery has been used since the late 1980s and has been heralded as the new revolution. It is a new and exciting technology system that is taking the surgical profession by storm. Operating with a robotic system allows for just a few small incisions to be made during surgery. What is Robotic Surgery? During a robotic procedure, the surgeon will be working at a console located in your surgical suite. Sitting at the console, the surgeon has 3-D enhanced visualization of the surgical area, and your surgeon holds highly sensitive controls that will be used to move the instruments that are attached to the robotic system. “We believe in robotic surgery because our patients benefit from it,” says Dr. Eugene Park of Urology Specialists of Virginia and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Medical Director for Robotic Surgery. “It’s very exciting to think where we are with robotic surgery. Those small incisions make a big impact in people’s lives”. Q: What are the benefits of the da Vinci® Robotic System surgery compared with traditional methods of surgery? A: Some of the major benefits experienced by surgeons using the da Vinci Surgical System over traditional approaches have been greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access. Benefits experienced by patients may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, […]