Suburban Hospital

The Final Transition: End of Life Care

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel on end-of-life care jointly sponsored the Charles E. Smith Life Communities in Rockville MD,  Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD,, and Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. The session was part of a day-long program on care transitions and highlighted the special importance of  caring for the dying. My fellow panelists and I brought a wide [...]

By |2012-05-04T18:05:03-04:00May 4th, 2012|End of life, Hospitals, nursing homes|0 Comments

What You Need to Know if Mom Needs Surgery

Increasingly, surgeons are beginning to change the way they perform operations on elderly patients. They are coming to realize that almost everything is different about surgery on older people:  The patient’s goals, the likelihood of complications, and the entire process of treatment from pre-op through surgery itself to recovery. As a result, doctors are learning that they not only need [...]

By |2012-04-05T22:00:29-04:00April 5th, 2012|Aging, Health Care|1 Comment