1. Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out

    Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your Medicare coverage, now is the time to act. You may already know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage , but did you know you can get help online? Visit “Help with Your Medicare Choices” from your computer or smart phone and answer 5 simple questions abou…Read More

  2. Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

    It’s human nature – as we age, our immune systems get weaker. So, getting a cold or flu can mean more than just a trip to the pharmacy. While properly treating a cold or flu before it turns into a more serious condition such as bronchitis or pneumonia is important, prevention is key. With the winter season just around the corner, here are some preventive tips to keep in mind. Wash your hands …Read More

  3. 18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

    More than 75% of falls take place inside or in close proximity to the home, but your home doesn’t have to be an obstacle course of potential falls. Some simple and quick changes will easily help reduce your risk of falling. Review the steps below to get started today. The front door Check your front steps. If you have steps at the entrance of your home, make sure they are not broken or uneven. T…Read More

  4. Hip Replacement Failure: How Long Does a Hip Replacement Last?

    If you’ve had your hip replaced, you may be thinking that all of the pain and suffering and surgery is behind you. Unfortunately, hip replacements don’t last forever, so even if you’ve had one, you may start to notice hip replacement failure symptoms. Signs of Hip Replacement Failure For some wondering “How do I know if my hip replacement is failing?,” the first sign of trouble is pain. …Read More

  5. The Difference Between Home Care, Palliative and Hospice Care

    A great deal of confusion remains when it comes to hospice, palliative and home health care, and there’s no better time to separate fact from fiction than now. There are distinct differences between the three terms; however, some of them overlap and morph into one another as the patient progresses. Home Health Care Home health care is just what it sounds like: health care services delivered in t…Read More

  6. Recovering From a Broken Hip Hip Fractures May Lead to a Decline In Overall Function

    Hip fractures are among the most common types of broken bones, and once over the age of 65, a broken hip is the most common reason why people need fracture surgery. Unfortunately, this difficult problem often affects the most vulnerable and frail patients. While some common orthopedic injuries occur in more vigorous, active individuals, the majority of broken hips occur in more sedentary, frail pe…Read More

  7. Four Wellness Tips to Manage Heart Failure

    Living with heart failure can be hard, but you can learn to manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life. Work with your doctor to make sure your heart is stable and follow these essential steps at home to feel better. 1. Eat Well Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean meats. Cut back on sugar and salt. Eating too much salt causes the body to hold on to…Read More

  8. 5 Signs You Need to Consider Home Health Care for Your Loved One !

    Home health care can be very beneficial for your loved one, but how do you decide when it’s time to give a home health provider a call?  Many factors can affect your decision, but what it really boils down to is: are your loved one’s health risks too much to handle for you or for them to remain independent in their home? It’s hard to admit when you need help in any situation, but sometimes …Read More

  9. Can a Senior with Heart Failure Still Live a Full and Fulfilling Life?

    If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who has recently received a diagnosis of heart failure, you may be worried that this means that they will not be able to live a full, fulfilling, and enjoyable life after diagnosis. Statistics show that the average length of life after diagnosis is five years, but advancements in treatments and improved lifestyles have shown that seniors with hear…Read More