1. How to Help Your Senior Recover from the Emotional Impact of a Fall

    Each year millions of older adults suffer falls. Many of these result in serious physical injuries that can reduce their mobility and functioning, cause pain and discomfort, and even increase the likelihood of death in the near future. As a family caregiver, however, it is important that you recognize that it is not only the physical effects of the fall that you should consider if your elderly lov…Read More

  2. Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

    As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur. It is important, though, to know the signs and symptoms of each individual problem, so that you can take the correct action as quickly as possible. One of the medical emergencies that requires the quickest action on your part is a stroke. A stro…Read More

  3. The Link between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

    When you think of diabetes, you probably do not think of hearing loss as being a complication of the condition. However, that is actually something that some people with diabetes develop.  If you are concerned that this is a problem your loved one is going through, here are some of the most common signs of hearing loss to watch for: Trouble hearing someone who speaks in a whisper. The elder gets …Read More

  4. Home Speech Therapy Services

    One of the most difficult aftereffects of a stroke can be the loss of speech. While it can be difficult to communicate with a loved one after they have suffered from a stroke, it isn’t impossible. In this blog we’ll cover some basics to help aid in communication. Have a Pencil and Paper Nearby If your loved one has the ability to write, having a pad of paper and a writing instrument nearby can…Read More

  5. What Kinds of Complications Does a Loved One with COPD Face?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a complex series of lung diseases and problems that can make life very difficult for your elderly loved one. One of the biggest potential problems are the complications that can come along with a diagnosis of COPD. These are just a few of the bigger issues. Increase in Respiratory Infections People with COPD have lungs that ar…Read More

  6. Immunization Awareness Month

     Immunization Awareness for Seniors  Age – People aged 50 and over are in a higher risk category for pneumococcal pneumonia; however, age is not the only risk factor to determine if you should be immunized. This risk assessment is a quick, easy and free way to determine not only IF you should be immunized but help you determine where.  Immune System – Having a decreased immune system puts y…Read More

  7. Top 5 Gentle Exercises for Seniors with Arthritis

    According to the National Health Interview Survey, nearly 53 million adults are diagnosed with arthritis, 46% of those living with arthritis are adults over the age of 65. The most effective non-drug method for reducing arthritic pain and improving your range of motion in Exercise. Before starting any exercise program you should always consult your physician. #1 Walking There are so many health be…Read More

  8. Your Diabetes Guide – Statistics, Risk Factors, and Symptoms

    Diabetes is a serious medical condition that is sweeping the nation, as rates of those affected continue to climb. At Sphinx Home Health Care, we understand the difficulties associated with living with diabetes. We do our best to tailor our skilled nursing care and Sterling Heights home therapy to fit those specific needs, so your loved one will always feel comfortable and have access to a healthy…Read More

  9. Helping Your Loved One Cope with Springtime Allergies

    Nearly 55 percent of the population of the United States suffers from some kind of allergy. For a large percentage of these people, those allergies are seasonal. Seasonal allergies are reactions caused by plant matter such as pollen, mold, or grass. Often referred to as hay fever, these allergies show symptoms called rhinitis. These symptoms can include congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy nos…Read More