Talking to Your Senior About Their New Care Arrangement

Starting care for your aging parent can be one of the best choices that you make for your senior. As their family caregiver you want to make sure that they are getting everything that they need to live the highest quality of life possible, and home care can help you to achieve that goal. In order for both of you to enjoy the most benefit from this care, however, you want to make sure that everything is working well. Talking to ... Read more

Struggling with arthritis?

Osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition caused by the wear and tear of cartilage and people usually develop this condition after the age of 40. It is the most common type of arthritis. Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis. Other potential causes are bone deformities, joint injuries, obesity, and having diabetes, underactive thyroid, gout, or Paget’s disease. As a person grows, the cartilage present between two bones degrades slowly. It reaches a point where it becomes ... Read more

Learning about Heart Failure

While heart failure can affect anyone at any stage in their life, it is prevalent in people 55 years and older. It is very common. It affects 5.1 million people in the United States. Heart failure is a state where the blood is not pumped in adequate amounts to satisfy the body’s needs. A few underlying causes that can lead to heart failure are hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, valve problems, coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes, and ... Read more

UV Safety

With July being UV Safety Month, I’d like to take some time to raise awareness about skin cancer and help people take action to prevent it. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the main cause. Other complications include eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. So, ... Read more

Safety, safety, safety by Lisa

With June being National Safety Month, I’d like to bring attention some safety issues. While it’s important to always strive to be safe, the top issues the National Safety Council address are: • Preventing prescription drug abuse • Stopping slips, trips, and falls • Being aware of surroundings • Ending distracted driving • Safety in the summer months More than 6 million Americans abuse drugs with narcotic pain medications being the most commonly abused prescription. It is important to keep track of the prescriptions in your home. Periodically, count ... Read more
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