1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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