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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…

2016-09-13

Making Memories with an Aging Loved One


Whether your loved one is aging in place at home, living in a senior facility or with you, it’s important to build memories not only to benefit you and your loved one now, but to set aside for their family in years to come. Here are a few ideas for activities with your aging loved…

2016-08-19

Artificial Hydration and the End of Life


There are many agonizing decisions that need to be made regarding the end of life treatments for a loved one. Whether or not to administer forced artificial hydration and nutrition is often one of those hard decisions. While it may sound like an obvious choice to provide sustenance to your loved one, many medical professionals…

2016-07-27

5 Ways To Make Home Health Cool


The summer is upon us and the temperatures are on the rise. Many flock outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, but for those who are at risk of heat related illnesses, heat can be a potentially deadly problem. Older people such as Home Health patients, young children and those with chronic medical conditions who have…

2016-06-17

Give Your Dad the Gift of a Caregiver


June is set aside to celebrate the men in our lives; whether it’s our own fathers, husbands, brothers or sons. National Men’s Health Week kicks off the Monday before and ends on Father’s Day. This week long event is meant to bring awareness to the health problems facing men. If you have an aging father…

2016-05-25

4 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Arthritis


We’ve all heard of arthritis, but did you know that arthritis affects one in five adults which is nearly 53 million people? Arthritis is a painful disease caused by a breakdown of the cartilage in the joints and makes simple daily tasks like opening a door or walking up stairs incredibly difficult and painful. The…

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