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2017-08-31

New Technology and Seniors


Technology is always changing as is how we use it. And seniors are front and center and benefiting from the ever changing trends. Year after year, the number of seniors who embrace new tech increases.  According to a Pew Research study, over half of adults 65 and up are “online” and using new technology daily….

2017-08-17

Influenza and Home Health – Debunking Flu Myths


In recent years there has been much debate about vaccinations.  Misconceptions and myths often swirl and people form their opinions on whether they feel they are effective and safe.  The flu vaccine, in particular, is one that people either love or hate. But for elderly home health patients or those with compromised immune systems, getting…

2017-07-26

Answering Common Home Care Questions


When a loved one needs medical care, receiving care in their home is an option that most people would prefer.  But the navigation of care needs and Medicare coverage can be complex and confusing. We often get questions from people who are unsure if home care services could benefit them. Here’s a recent conversation we…

2017-06-30

Tips on Assessing Home Care Needs


The best time to arrange for home care is before there is an emergency. In a crisis situation it can be difficult for you to gather your thoughts and communicate effectively your needs for care. Here a few tips on how to be prepared for when need for a caregiver arises: Have a Family Discussion…

2017-05-11

Tips for Nurses to Promote Balance and Prevent Burnout


Nursing is a career which is incredibly rewarding. Nurses make a difference in people’s lives and encourage health and wellness. They are witness to the miracles in life and provide help and compassion to their patients at life’s hardest moments. Like most people, nurses strive to provide good service and care in all aspects of…

2017-03-21

Mental & Physical Well-being for Dementia Patients


Everyone has likely heard the term “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”. This is also true for our loved ones with dementia. It’s imperative to support the body and the mind by choosing healthy foods and ensuring physical activity. Here are a few ways help keep your loved one’s mind and body healthy. Build A Healthy Plate…

2017-03-15

Tips for Maintaining Brain Power


Aerobic Activity such as Walking, Running, Swimming, Bicycle Riding In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, men in the 71-93 year-old age group who walked less than a quarter-mile per day were almost two times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease or other form of dementia than men who…

2016-12-23

Homecare Safety for the Holiday Season


For most people, the holiday season is a time filled with joy and holiday cheer. It’s a time we look forward to all year to spend quality time with our loved ones. But along with cheer, the season can bring hazards to seniors and homecare patients. This year, if you’re celebrating with a senior loved…

2016-11-29

5 Myths of Hospice Care


The word Hospice is often associated with the idea of giving up hope. The negative connotation with the word “Hospice” can often overshadow the wonderful benefits it provides to both patients and families. Hospice provides a specialized quality of care that allows families to experience more meaningful moments together despite a terminal diagnosis. In order…

2016-10-25

Breast Cancer and the 5 Advantages of Home Healthcare


Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is something that nobody is ever prepared for. The patient may feel alone, but the road to treatment is well traveled. While treatment and medical decisions are ultimately guided by your doctor and health care providers, the setting of where they take place can occur where the patient is most…

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