Boomer Emergency Room Survival Guide for Baby Boomers and Older Folks
joel cohen, author
Emergency medicine expert Robert Derlet, MD and experienced geriatric care physician Joel Cohen, MD offer priceless insights and insider tips on how emergency care and hospital treatment harms older adults – particularly frail elderly. Baby Boomers, chronically-ill seniors, caregivers and home-based healthcare providers of all stripes will gain valuable insights to help older adults get the best possible care. Why do seniors wilt while under care in hospitals? Learn about a trailblazing “Die-Happy” advance care plan. How can caregivers spot serious illness early to avoid crisis? JUST A FEW TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHING TOOLS: • Should grandma take that newly prescribed medication or is it no better than poison? Become a drug skeptic, not a medication magnet. • Learn why “less is more” is a safe and wise approach to medical care for seniors. The current system emphasizes more drugs, more procedures, more treatments. The result: more trouble. • Do not wait for a stroke to sledgehammer your health. A novel teaching tool empowers readers. • Use BoomER tools to demand thorough Pro-Con explanations from doctors who recommend treatments, tests or hospitalization. Feel your “Patient-Power” growing!