Elder Care During COVID-19 with Dr. John Cascone

The number one health crisis in America is Covid-19. According to the CDC, eight out of ten Covid-19 deaths have been adults sixty-five years or older. The elderly have more comorbid conditions, which increases their risk of having a bad outcome from Covid. The most dangerous risk factors are hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The people who are long-haulers will suffer symptoms long-term. Over half of the patients with Covid will have fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing, and joint pains. Close to forty percent of those patients will return to baseline three weeks later. A long-hauler will have brain fog, and the symptoms will drag on. Tune in as Dr. John Cascone reveals why so many people in nursing homes are coming down with Covid.     In This Episode [06:20] Meet Dr. John Cascone. Dr. John speaks about the unique circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.  [11:25] Factors that make Covid especially risky.   [14:00] What seniors can expect to experience as a long-hauler.    [16:20] What happens when a patient gets intubated for Covid-19.  [17:45] Why so many people in nursing homes are coming down with Covid.  [22:50] About the treatments that people are receiving for Covid and how close we are[…..]

How Caregiving is Replacing Long Term Care Facilities

Rosalind Jones joins the Injured Senior Podcast to educate us on caregiving and how it is replacing long term care facilities. Rosalind is a seasoned health care provider who built upon her strong medical foundation by opening Jacksonville’s Best Caregivers, an organization that provides short and long-term health care. Rosalind confirms that caregivers can provide more than a facility can. There is more one on one human connection, and that person’s quality of life can extend 3-5 years. Being at home gives people an extended period of life; they are more comfortable, can get their hair done, go to the movies, and get the human interaction they need.  Long-term care facilities are necessary later on in a person’s illness or age, as opposed to early on. This is because technology and medicine allow people to live in the comfort of their home.  In This Episode: [05:00] Meet Rosalind Jones.  [6:22] Rosalind shares how she started in caregiving. She began as a sitter in the hospital with on the job training  [12:15] Sometimes people are afraid to ask for help. They are afraid their car, house, or identity will be taken away from them. This can cause isolation.  [12:40] Now that[…..]