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Managing Asthma During Summer

Asthma affects an estimated one in 12 Americans. It is a chronic lung disease where the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus making it tough to breath. Other common symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. While asthma has no cure, it can be effectively managed. Working closely with an asthma specialist [...]

How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

The rate of fatalities involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. One of the most difficult situations we face is dealing with a Senior or Elderly person we care for that must give up driving. [...]

By | 2018-06-26T13:56:42+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

High blood pressure has become an all-too-common problem in America, affecting as many as one in three adults. This is a condition that should not be ignored, as it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. At one time, high blood pressure, or hypertension, was relatively rare. That’s not [...]

15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

What is widely viewed as the best and most viable delivery of health care in America? Infirmed and elderly individuals have been found to prefer home care by 90 percent over comparable institutional care.What are some of the reasons for home care? This article counts the ways: 1. Home care is delivered, as you would [...]

Stroke and the Elderly

What are the warning signs? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. One of every 18 deaths can be attributed to stroke, while many more lose their mobility, memory,speech or sight. With the actual number of stroke deaths having declined 13.5 percent over the last decade, the question of how to [...]

By | 2018-03-30T11:59:58+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Stroke and the Elderly

Sleep Is Important At Any Age

How Is Your Sleep? Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your overall health and your mood at any age. However, it can be particularly important in older adults. With National Sleep Awareness Week this month, now is a particularly good time to discuss your sleep (or lack thereof). Sleep problems in older adults [...]

By | 2018-02-28T14:14:01+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Sleep Is Important At Any Age

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Now is a good time to become educated on ways to prevent heart disease. While great strides have been made over the years, the bad news is that heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. [...]

By | 2018-02-28T12:23:06+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Keep Your Heart Healthy

Tips To Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

There are more than three million people in the United States with glaucoma. The eye disease, the number two cause for blindness in this country, is known as “the sneak thief of sight,” as there are virtually no symptoms. Once vision is lost, the loss is permanent. Although glaucoma primarily affects the middle-aged and elderly, it [...]

By | 2018-01-03T11:22:38+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Tips To Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the [...]

By | 2017-12-22T09:34:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

Foods To Keep You Healthy This Winter

Nutritionists say that winter is a terrific time to enjoy healthy foods that are rich in fiber, B-vitamins, minerals, and are good sources of protein. Here is a look at some healthy choices: Legumes Legumes – including kidney, garbanzo, and pinto beans, lentils, and white and black beans – are a healthy and hearty ingredient [...]

By | 2017-12-22T09:35:45+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Foods To Keep You Healthy This Winter