Items Tagged ‘elderly care’

Always choosing UCLA

August 11, 2017

Always choosing UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have severe arthritis and my ability to walk and move about is declining,” says 80-year-old Will Carter, who is in the geriatric ward at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “Apparently I have a very serious infection in the heel of one foot. So they have to get some problems and infections cleared up before […]

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Tags: elderly care, featured, geriatric unit, geriatrics, ucla geriatrics, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News


5 North nurses

August 7, 2017

5 North nurses

By uclahealth uclahealth

“All of our patients are really memorable,” says Hitomi Kalemkarian, pictured far left, a nurse in the geriatrics unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, for three years. Pictured left to right: Hitomi Kalemkarian, Anna Navarro, Valerie Yeo, Brena Aco, Rosia Villalpando, and Gines Bagar. Hitomi continues, “They’re elderly so they often need more assistance. […]

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After a loved one's diagnosis

June 13, 2017

After a loved one’s diagnosis

By uclahealth uclahealth

Helping a friend or family member who is facing a health battle can be daunting. You may not know what to say or do. However, simply showing you care can provide someone who is sick with much needed comfort. Try these three strategies to show your support. 1. Visit regularly Seeing your loved one in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, elderly care, emotional support, healthcare, hospital visitors, medical care, Project Angel Food, visiting in the hospital