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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 |2018-03-30T11:59:58-07:00March 30th, 2018|

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 |2018-02-28T12:23:06-07:00January 31st, 2018|

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 |2018-01-03T11:22:38-07:00January 3rd, 2018|

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

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 [...]

By |2018-09-28T10:56:48-07:00December 1st, 2017|

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 |2017-12-22T09:35:45-07:00December 1st, 2017|

5 Wishes Advanced Health Care Directive

How to Help Seniors Complete the Five Wishes Advanced Healthcare Directive Planning for end of life care is a legal matter. Five Wishes is a simple and legal advanced healthcare directive. Five Wishes is an advanced directive that records an end of life care plan in plain language. It is important to have a plan [...]

By |2017-10-30T17:12:33-07:00October 30th, 2017|

October is Healthy Lung Month

October is Healthy Lung Month, a good time to pay attention to those symptoms that could be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. Knowing the early warning signs can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the [...]

By |2017-10-30T17:53:29-07:00October 5th, 2017|

Home Modifications for Seniors

Helpful Home Modifications for Seniors that Won’t Bust the Budget Use this inexpensive, do-it-yourself home modification checklist to keep your senior safe while they age in place.  Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a difference. Making home [...]

By |2017-08-31T10:47:22-07:00August 31st, 2017|

Fall Risks for Seniors: Fall Prevention Provided by the Caregivers

Too many seniors are injured as a result of falls. Fall prevention is a must. Learn what caregivers and seniors can do to reduce the risk of falling. Believe it or not the CDC(cdc.gov) has found that the leading cause of death and injury among older Americans is falling down. For their own safety, caregivers [...]

By |2017-08-01T16:51:57-07:00August 1st, 2017|

Stay Healthy This Summer: Tips for Seniors

When the sun is out, so are many seniors. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the summer months but seniors safety is important to caregivers and to help seniors avoid risks from the heat. According to the CDC, around 31% of weather-related deaths in the US are due to heat-related issues. Seniors, especially [...]

By |2017-07-07T10:05:25-07:00July 7th, 2017|