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Nurse Savage on Your Side

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Our mission at “Nurse Savage on your side” is to improve lives of seniors and their families everywhere. With more than 20 years experience as an RN, Victoria Savage repeatedly saw folks admitted to facilities for reasons that were absolutely preventable so she stepped out of facility work and into the community to educate seniors and their families about common pitfalls and how to work to prevent them. She is also a fierce advocate in the healthcare setting to ensure that seniors have a voice and the best care possible. Victoria is an accomplished public speaker and is available for speaking engagements where she not only encourages and educates, but she acts as a Senior Success Coach as well.

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Sometimes in order to keep our loved ones home we need to bring in aides to assist them with their activities of daily living. In most cases we will be hiring a home care agency to provide these aides. But how do you choose the right... more

Although keeping one independent at home is the focus of Nurse Savage on Your Side, there may come a time when moving to a facility is not only necessary, but the best choice. My guest on this episode is Vickie McCuistion who... more

Last week we discussed how important attitude is to Aging in place and doing it well. But if we suffer from an attitude that is less than good, how can we change the way we view what is going on in our life or the life of our aging loved one?... more

Can changing our attitueds and thoughts change how well we age? Research has shown that how people feel inside, and their expectations of their capabilities, can have a greater impact on health, happiness and even longevity than... more

Falls in the elderly is almost an epidemic. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Among older adults (those 65 or older), falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal... more

Depression in the elderly is often difficult to recognize. Several of the symptoms can be confused as being caused for other reasons. In this weeks episode I will discuss some common signs and symptoms that might otherwise be missed... more

Studies show that although between 25 and 80% of all seniors experience pain, pain is often under reported in the senior population because some elderly patients incorrectly believe that pain is a normal process of aging, they don't... more

Many of us have pets and we know just how much joy they can add to our lives, but are they possibly worth more than just enjoyment? Some information is coming to light that for seniors pets can be so much more than enjoyable. Join... more

Over 40% of people over the age of 65 take 5-9 medications every day. And 40% of these use at least one medicaiton inappropriately. Every year there are nealy 100,000 ER visits by people 65 years and older due to adverse drug... more

This episode continues the series called "The Great Cascade." In this episode we are exploring how nutrition and hydration play into the great cascade. My guest tonight is Sue Linja, Registered Dietician. She has 24 years working in the field... more
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