Articles by Joyce O. Hislop, AD, RN

Driving Miss (or Mr.) Daisy

Hislop, Joyce O.

Nursing2015. 45(4):54-59, April 2015.

Many family caregivers find themselves driving an older loved one, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing emotional support, sometimes for years. Share the resources and advice given here to help these informal caregivers navigate this rewarding yet stressful role.

Fighting frailty in older patients

Hislop, Joyce O.

Nursing2014. 44(2):64-66, February 2014.

Frailty—the loss of function, strength, and physiologic reserve—isn't an inevitable part of aging. Help your patients fight back against this debilitating condition by assessing them for frailty and intervening to reduce their risk of adverse outcomes, such as falls and fractures, hospitalizations, and increased healthcare costs.