Hip Fractures

Angie Szumlinski News

Interesting, women who are underweight and increase their protein intake by 25 grams per day can reduce their risk of hip fracture by 45% and women of average weight have a 14% lower risk! That’s incredible if you think about it! Take a look at what your female residents are consuming at mealtime. You may find, what I found with …

You Are What You Eat

Angie Szumlinski News

Vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian (vegetarian diet that includes “aquatic” animals) – there are lots of diet choices for those who choose to limit or not consume red meat, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy, etc. right? Many researchers are studying the outcomes of restrictive diets like these, and the findings are interesting. As always, there are limitations to most studies however, this study …

Tramadol and Hip Fractures

Angie Szumlinski Studies

For a long time, we didn’t do a great job managing our residents with pain and many of us were cited at harm levels for it. Today we do a much better job at managing resident pain which allows them to enjoy a more engaged lifestyle in our centers. One of the more common pain medications used today is “Tramadol” …