Foundation, Geriatric, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Orthopedics

Driving program helps patients get behind the wheel again safely

At 67 years old, Mike Donahue never figured he’d be taking driver’s education all over again. A Sellersburg, Indiana, pastor who has multiple sclerosis (MS), Mike is one of the first patients to get behind the wheel with the Norton Hospital Driving Assessment Program. The program is for individuals affected by neurological, orthopedic or developmental…

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Geriatric, Injury and Trauma, Ortho - Hip, Ortho - Knee, Spine

Norton Healthcare and LHC Group Inc. partner to provide quality home recovery programs

Everyone knows there’s no place like home. That’s especially true when recovering from illness or injury. Norton Healthcare and LHC Group Inc. announced recently the formation of a joint venture partnership – creating Norton Home Health – to enhance in-home health care services for patients in Louisville and across the region. The two organizations will…

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Geriatric, Norton Community Medical Associates

Difficult discussions around aging and senior care

Helping parents or loved ones as they age can be difficult when it comes to senior care. There are sometimes hard decisions: How aggressively should we treat an illness? Does someone need additional care? In the home, or is a facility required? These decisions not only cause stress for the family, but the patient as…

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Geriatric, Infectious Disease, Prevention and Wellness

RSV can be deadly in adults 65+

At least 34.2 million Americans will provide care to an elderly loved one this year, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. The task of providing at-home care can be especially difficult during the winter months when cold, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) diagnoses are on the rise. How do you protect the one…

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Geriatric, Prevention and Wellness

Top 5 causes of poisoning in older adults

Ever accidentally brushed your teeth with pain relief cream? If so, you’re not alone. You might think it’s mostly kids who are victims of accidental poisonings, but adults actually account for nearly half of the 60,000 calls to the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center each year. Ashley Webb, director of the Kentucky Regional Poison Control…

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