1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Adaptive Tools for Seniors with Arthritis

    As a family caregiver, one of your goals for your aging family member may be to help them remain as independent as possible. However, for seniors with arthritis, some tasks can be pretty hard to do because of painful joints. Fortunately, there are many adaptive devices available that can make it possible to do all sorts of tasks. Below are some adaptive tools for people with arthritis that might m…Read More

  6. Sphinx Home Health Care – Named as a Top Agency of the 2017 ABILITY | HomeCare Elite

    Sterling Heights, MI, October 31, 2017 — Sphinx Home Health Care, a sterling heights, MI – based skilled home health care provider, is pleased to announce that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified ag…Read More

  7. Home Care Tips for Seniors on How to Stay Safe and Happy This Halloween !!

    Halloween is right around the corner, which means parties, candy, costumes and trick-or-treating for many. If you are helping provide in-home care for your senior loved one, then there are a number of tips you may want to consider on how to keep these seniors safe and happy this Halloween. These tips can help keep you, your loved one and the entire family safe this holiday season. Don’t let your…Read More

  8. Keeping Caregivers And Seniors Healthy During Cold And Flu Season

    As seniors age, susceptibility to illness and likelihood of serious consequences increase. Something as simple as a cold could quickly escalate to a much more severe sickness that could result in hospitalization for vulnerable older adults. This means that as a caregiver, cold and flu season brings the need to worry about your parents' health as much as your own.Following these tips helps you keep…Read More

  9. 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