Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly

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 [...]

Living With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to show some difficulty recalling words. [...]

Pain Awareness For Seniors

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 [...]

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-31T15:49:26+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Managing Asthma During Summer

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-29T11:25:56+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly|Comments Off on Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-30T18:05:23+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Home Care Advice, Hot Health Topics for Seniors, Elderly, Managing Home Care|Comments Off on 15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

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