Blog Posts in 2014

  • Cholesterol Awareness for Seniors

    Cholesterol levels tend to rise with the years, and because there are no symptoms or warning signs, many elderly people are unaware of their cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is a primary contributing factor for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. September, dubbed National Cholesterol Month by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), is an ideal time to pay ...
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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Many health-related associations have chosen a month to spread awareness of their focus disease or condition, but perhaps none is so well-known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is because breast cancer has become one of the leading health problems in the world, affecting millions of women and a small number of men, too. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among all cancers, but it ...
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  • Helping Your Elderly Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues

    The holidays can be difficult for anyone, but for seniors dealing with loss, loneliness, lack of mobility or poor health, it’s even tougher to get in the spirit of the season. There are ways you can restore brightness to the season if your elderly family member is feeling a bit blue. You can make a real difference for your loved one, and as an added benefit, you’re guaranteed to feel a whole lot ...
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  • Professional Home Care: Top Solution to Ensure Patient Medication Management

    One of the most serious health challenges facing families with a senior or an ill person is “medication noncompliance,” also referred to as “non-adherence.” Whichever word you prefer to use, this legalese refers to people who fail to consistently take their medications exactly as the doctor prescribed them. There is no better way to ensure that medication adherence happens than having someone ...
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  • Prescription medication Safety for Seniors

    Studies indicate that one of every 10 seniors will be hospitalized due to an adverse reaction to drugs, and that the danger of an adverse reaction becomes more likely with increasing age. Elderly people are especially at risk if they live alone, have memory problems, or if they take multiple medications. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that one-third of people age 60 and older ...
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  • The Pros of Probiotics

    For the most part, antibiotics are wonderful blessings of modern medicine, destroying microorganisms, such as bacteria, that often cause health problems. Among senior citizens, who may be a bit more prone to illness and infection, antibiotics could have a regular spot in the medicine cabinet. One frequent drawback of antibiotics, however, is that these drugs are known to inhibit the growth of ...
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  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    You’re at a restaurant with a friend and suddenly she begins slurring words and having trouble speaking. She has a sudden headache and can’t see well. She tries to stand up but falls back, saying she is dizzy. Would you wonder if this person is getting the flu, or is perhaps a little tipsy—or might you realize these are symptoms of a stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 40 ...
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  • Importance of a Home Care Provider

    More than 35 million people are discharged from hospitals in the U.S. each year after an average stay of four to five days. The problem is, a surprising number – 1 in 7 people – are readmitted within 30 days to the same hospital due to complications or further illness. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 20% of Medicare patients—1 in 5 people—are readmitted within ...
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  • The Holidays: Giving from the Heart

    The holidays are here again and it’s easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of activity. However, if you stop to think about holidays past, what do you truly remember? For most of us, it’s the simple things that make the season special. It’s quality time with family and friends. It’s tradition, both old and new. The best gifts are those that come from the heart. Here are a few suggestions that you ...
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  • More Than 10 Million at Risk of Bone Loss in Their Lifetime

    Osteoporosis, a condition that causes weak and brittle bones, affects more than ten million older Americans. People of all races and gender can be afflicted, and small-framed and post-menopausal women are at greater risk due to a loss of estrogen that normally enhances bone development. Others more predisposed to a decrease in bone density are those with a history of smoking, who have a family ...
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  • April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

    It seems that in today’s world, nearly everyone knows someone with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It could be grandparent or one of your parents, a relative, or a dear family friend. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and so we want to dedicate this article to the millions of families who are dealing with PD. We will explain some of the facts about the illness and we’ll highlight how your local ...
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  • Happiness is Being Senior

    The stereotype of the senior citizen as isolated and unhappy has been shattered by two recent studies. The first, conducted by staff at the University of Chicago, revealed that elderly people often are more socially connected than folks in their 50s and 60s. The second study, based on data from the General Social Survey of the National Opinion Research Center, found that most Americans actually ...
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  • Don't Blow Your Stack: How to Keep Your Blood Pressure Under Control

    More than 65 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, but what exactly is blood pressure anyway? “Blood pressure” is the force your blood creates on the walls of the blood vessels in your body. When your blood pressure is taken, you will be told two numbers, for example 120/70 (120 over 70). The top number is your systolic pressure—the pressure created when your heart beats, pumping ...
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  • February is American Heart Month

    The month of February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease. Someone who fails to monitor his or her high blood pressure means that person is three to four times more likely to have a stroke or develop heart disease as a person with average blood pressure. Although high blood ...
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  • Wearable Technology Helps Seniors Live At Home Longer

    Wearable technology is the latest thing in the high-tech world, and the innovative gadgets aren’t just for swimmers or long-distance runners. Wearable technology can help elderly people maintain a healthy, independent lifestyle and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Wearable Technology—What is it? Wearable technology consists of computerized or electronic devices that are worn by ...
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