Home Care Advice

28 06, 2019

During July – Heat Awareness Matters

By | 2019-06-28T13:54:26+00:00 June 28th, 2019|

Due to the heat, July can be a particularly difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some things to consider: • Drinks lots of cool water even when you’re not thirsty. You can dilute water with [...]

1 06, 2019

Men’s Health Month

By | 2019-06-01T16:28:27+00:00 June 1st, 2019|

June is Men's Health Awareness Month So, why should we celebrate Men’s Health Month in June? After all, what makes men any different than women when it comes to paying attention to their health? For starters, many men largely ignore their health – and those that see their physician are often pushed by a [...]

29 04, 2019

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

By | 2019-04-29T16:59:41+00:00 April 29th, 2019|

Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, making it the leading cause of disability in the country. What is arthritis? Actually, it’s an umbrella term, covering a number of different conditions that affect the joints. The two most common are osteoarthritis, where the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones and provides cushioning begins [...]

28 02, 2019

Sleep Is Important At Any Age

By | 2019-02-28T13:58:12+00:00 February 28th, 2019|

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 [...]

2 01, 2019

Why Seniors Need To Exercise

By | 2019-01-02T16:43:44+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|

There is no better time to exercise than when you’re older. Although many older people know the importance of physical fitness, it is estimated that about 85 percent fail to exercise on a regular basis.  They don’t do it for the same reason younger people don’t exercise – it’s too hard, it’s too boring, or [...]

2 01, 2019

January is a Perfect Time for Resolutions

By | 2019-01-02T15:48:22+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|

Regardless of your age, January is a great time for New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a time to turn the page, to start over, to take a “mulligan” for all the things that weren’t done the right way in the past. The problem is that while resolutions are all well and good, the odds are overwhelming [...]

29 11, 2018

A Formula for Reducing Falls

By | 2018-11-29T12:35:30+00:00 November 29th, 2018|

Not noticing a small patch of ice as he carried groceries on the way to his car, the 82-year-old man slipped and fell, shattering his pelvis. Forgetting that she had left her shoes in the darkened room, the 6-year-old woman tripped and fell over them, smashing her head on a table. According to the Centers [...]

30 10, 2018

6 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Know

By | 2018-10-30T11:11:27+00:00 October 30th, 2018|

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month It’s been estimated that 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. As of now, it is the only one of the common causes of death that has no cure, effective treatment or prevention. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. [...]

28 09, 2018

October is Healthy Lung Month

By | 2018-10-29T17:43:19+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

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 [...]

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 [...]