Renee Smith

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30 08, 2018

Pain Awareness For Seniors

By | 2018-08-30T17:00:52+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

With September being Pain Awareness Month, now is a good time to discuss a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated [...]

31 07, 2018

Managing Asthma During Summer

By | 2018-07-31T15:49:26+00:00 July 31st, 2018|

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 [...]

26 06, 2018

How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

By | 2018-06-26T13:56:42+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

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. [...]

29 05, 2018

Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

By | 2018-05-29T11:25:56+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

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 [...]

30 04, 2018

15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

By | 2018-04-30T18:05:23+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

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 [...]

30 03, 2018

Stroke and the Elderly

By | 2018-03-30T11:59:58+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

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 [...]

31 01, 2018

Keep Your Heart Healthy

By | 2018-02-28T12:23:06+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

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. [...]

3 01, 2018

Tips To Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

By | 2018-01-03T11:22:38+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

22 12, 2017

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

By | 2018-09-28T10:58:17+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

1 12, 2017

How To Find The Best In Home Caregivers For Your Loved One

By | 2018-09-28T10:56:48+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Home care services range from medical care to helping with daily household chores in your home. How do you know where to find the best home caregivers? If you or someone you love, are in need of someone to help you with daily routine tasks, such as help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation or someone [...]