New Tech that Detects Infections in Elderly Wound Parents w/ Martha Kelso

In this episode of The Injured Senior Podcast, Martha Kelso is back with us again to talk about a new device that’s emerging in long-term care that recognizes infection in seniors. Martha is bedsore and pressure wound expert and the CEO of Wound Care Plus, LLC, a mobile wound care provider in the midwest. Her expertise in this field has allowed her to share her passion and knowledge with many others and she joins us on this episode to chat with host Steve Heisler. Tune in to this episode to learn all about the new exciting technology that is revolutionizing health care for seniors.  In This Episode: [03:23] The problem with diagnosing infections in seniors [05:24] Autoimmune disorders in the elderly and the effect on infections [09:37] Martha speaks about the emerging device, Moleculight, that is changing long-term care for seniors [12:11] How physicians use the device to target and remove bacteria which helps reduce the use of antibiotics for seniors [19:35] Getting this technology accessible to be used across all long-term health care facilities [25:00] Martha shares with Steve what family members of long-term residents should look for when managing their wounds and care Key Takeaways: Avoiding antibiotics in[…..]

What Patients Should Consider Before Getting A Knee or Hip Implant with Madris Kinard

Listen now as Madris Kinard talks about the safety of both hip and knee replacement implants. Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Resources: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: Metal on Metal Hip Replacements and Metallosis with Madris Kinard

Why metallosis is so common with metal hip replacements? Madrid Kinard answers the frequently asked questions about Knee and Hip replacements in this episode! Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Resources: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: The Dangers of Knee and Hip Replacement Implants

This episode is all about the safety of both hip and knee replacement implants. Approximately 600,000 individuals in the United States receive a total knee replacement every year, and 450,000 get total hip replacements by surgeons. Sadly, at least 80,000 deaths have occurred since 2008 from medical devices in the United States. Madris Kinard of Device Events joins to explain why medical device adverse events have doubled over the past five years. Tune in as Madris reveals what you need to consider before getting a knee or hip implant and some common issues that may occur. In This Episode: [03:30] Sadly, medical device adverse events have doubled over the past five years. Madris explains why.  [08:10] Why metalosis is so common with metal hip replacements.  [13:30] What patients should consider before getting a knee or a hip implant. [18:15] The reason you may have to get your metal implants replaced multiple times.  [20:55] Advice from Madris about getting a knee or hip implant.   Key Takeaways: Medical device adverse events have doubled over the past five years because many patients are getting multiple devices simultaneously.  Typically, a senior’s hips will dislocate because of the patient’s anatomy or because the wrong device[…..]

Senior Health: The Signs Of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease with Pat Moffet

In this episode, Pat Moffet joins us as we discuss the early signs and diagnosis as well as the surprising behaviors that challenged Pat’s preconceived ideas of what Alzheimer’s behaviors look like. Meet Pat Moffet Pat Moffett married the love of his life Carmen in 1976 and moved to Great Neck Long Island where they raised their five children together. In 1998, Pat was recognized as Long Island’s International Executive of the Year. That same year, Carmen was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. After years of struggling with the disease, Carmen was finally admitted to a nursing home. It was then that Pat decided to write a book based on his and Carmen’s love story and its tragic turn after she was diagnosed, the internationally acclaimed ICE CREAM IN THE CUPBOARD.  After Carmen’s death in 2010, Pat continued to work with the Alzheimer’s Association and Carmen’s doctor, Gisele Wolf-Klein, raising awareness and providing support for the caregivers and loved ones of Early Onset Alzheimer’s victims. In 2012 he received the “Tikkun Olam (Translation: Repairer of Lives) Award” from the Sid Jacobson J.C.C.  In 2014 he was recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as “Humanitarian of the Year”. Pat’s dream is to honor Carmen[…..]

Senior Health: Strokes and Sauna Use With Steven H. Heisler, Esq.

In this episode of The Injured Senior Podcast, I explain the devastating impact strokes have on seniors and why the use of saunas can reduce the chance of a stroke. Strokes cause more significant long-term disability than any other disease, and seniors are at higher risk for stroke. Today I share my experience with dry saunas and how I used the sauna to recover from a serious upper respiratory problem I had in the past. There are a lot of health problems that regular sauna use can help to prevent. Stroke reigns as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S Ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot or blocked artery leading to the brain. A broken blood vessel is usually the cause of Hemorrhagic stroke. This causes bleeding in the brain which leads to problems with speaking, thinking, or walking. A study published in The Journal of Neurology says that older adults who regularly sit in a hot sauna are less likely to suffer from a stroke. Dry saunas have hot rocks inside where you pour water over it, where it causes to give off dry heat. To find out more about the National Injured Senior Law[…..]

Senior Health: Why Diabetes Slows the Healing of Wounds with Martha Kelso

In this episode, Martha Kelso, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, explains to us how diabetes can affect wounds. Meet Martha Kelso Martha Kelso is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest.   With over 20 years’ experience in advanced wound care, Kelso is a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine. “We identified a pressing need for access to high-quality wound management across the entire continuum of care.” This is what motivated her to establish Wound Care Plus. Their skilled and caring wound specialists use innovative products and cutting-edge technology to treat individuals with wound or skin issues at almost any site of care. They pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine, to clients and caregivers alike.   And they don’t stop at wound prevention and treatment. Kelso and her team have a relentless passion for education as a vehicle to elevate the art and science of wound healing. They have educated thousands of health care professionals and caregivers, not just on the practicalities of wound care, but also on federal regulations and[…..]

Senior Health: The Grim Statistics of Covid-19

As of 2020, 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. Meet Dr. John Cascone John Cascone is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. He lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-cascone-m-d-a43283a1/