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Free professional materials to help you educate your patients about anemia.
Information HandoutsOur patient handouts explain the causes, symptoms and treatments for anemia caused by specific diseases.
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February 18, 2010
Many elderly patients living in long-term care facilities are anemic. In fact, studies have indicated that about half of nursing home residents have anemia caused by varying nutritional deficiencies and chronic conditions. Despite being common, caregivers and family members should not think of anemia as a normal part of getting older, and should work with facility staff to help recognize the symptoms of anemia. This article discusses the commonality of anemia in the elderly – especially those in long-term care – and provides guidance for family members and caregivers concerned about the health of their loved ones.
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