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2018-10-01

Flu Facts for Seniors


It’s the fall season again. Along with cooler temperatures and the beautiful autumn colors in nature, it’s also the return of flu season. The flu can vary in severity every year with some years worse than others. The flu vaccine is still the best way to avoid getting the flu. But according to the Centers…

2018-10-01

6 Reasons to Love Physical Therapists


Getting healthy and staying healthy requires a whole team of medical professionals. Doctors and nurses get a lot of the credit for keeping people healthy, and we’d never say they deserve any less. But the real unsung heroes of the medical field may very well be physical therapists. Physical therapists do a lot to make…

2018-09-06

Palliative Care and Chronic Conditions


Living with serious health conditions can be overwhelming for both patients and their families. When health conditions cause major pain and suffering, people often don’t know how to cope. Palliative Care, also known as Supportive Care, is a solution which can help make life more manageable. What is Palliative Care? Not to be confused with…

2018-09-06

Assisted takes CHF to Heart


What is CHF? Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the pumping action of the heart becomes inadequate for the needs of the body. The inefficient pumping causes a decreased circulation of blood returning to the heart from the body and lungs. When this happens, pressure increases in the blood vessels forcing fluid (mostly…

2018-07-31

Avoid Overheating with Homecare


The weather is warming up. That means the return of warmer days and lots of sunshine. While this can be a welcome change, it also presents some unique challenges for senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses. Seniors are particularly at increased risk for some specific concerns in the heat due to overheating. Medications, transportation…

2018-07-31

Tips to Reduce Caregiver Burnout


Are you caring for a loved one? Maybe your senior parents need a little help or you have a family member or friend who needs a hand. If a lot of that work has fallen on your shoulders, you’re not alone: the Mayo Clinic estimates that 1 in 3 adults is doing some informal care…

2018-07-03

Helping Pets find their home


Pets have become an important part within family dynamics. According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey 2017-2018, 68% of US households have a pet. Animals provide a number of joys in our lives as well as create a structure based around responsibility and compassion. A pet looks to people to care for them and…

2018-07-03

Care Tips for Senior Parents


Your parents cared for you in your younger years but now your positions have traded places. It can be emotional and challenging to see your parents getting older and to recognize that they need help. When it becomes clear that your senior parents need help, you have to face some important decisions. Here are some…

2018-07-03

5 Signs Your Parent Needs a Caregiver


You want to believe your parents are all-powerful and invincible. It can be difficult to see some signs that suggest your parents are starting to slow down and lose some of their abilities. But at the same time, changes may occur so subtly that you may not notice or might be more likely to second-guess…

2018-05-31

Prescription: A Pet’s Love


Owning a pet is no small thing, despite what most may think. Animals require your love, time, and commitment. These demands can seem trivial and small to worry about, at least when you’re a healthy individual with time to spare. However, when you’re sick, or injured many small tasks become problematic and stressful. How are…

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