1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Your Diabetes Guide – Definition, Types, and Causes

    What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that restricts the body from producing insulin or breaking down sugars properly. Because of this, those with diabetes suffer from high blood sugar and the many symptoms brought about by it. Unfortunately, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are chronic conditions that will need to be managed carefully to prevent severe pain and possibly death, so contact our hom…Read More

  7. Nutrition for Older Men

    The Difference Diet Can Make Healthy eating can keep your body and mind sharp and extend quality of life. Older men need: Calcium and Vitamin D Older adults need more vitamin D and calcium to help maintain strong and healthy bones. Calcium-rich foods include low-fat and fat-free dairy like milk and yogurt, fortified cereals and fruit juices, dark green leafy vegetables and canned fish with soft bo…Read More

  8. Prevent Osteoporosis Through Your Diet

    Since researchers first described osteoporosis in the early 1940s, much has been learned about bone loss and how to prevent it. Osteoporosis is a disease that results from bone loss, or the loss of bone density and tissue. It is normal to lose some bone density as you age, but some people are at risk of losing a greater amount than others and developing osteoporosis. Fortunately, you can help lowe…Read More

  9. Recent Study Links Anxiety Meds To Alzheimer’s

    There are many consequences to the medications we use, many of which can be deadly if not taken properly. That is why it is always important to have frequent doctor’s appointments with your primary care physician. However, when you or your aging parent is getting older and can’t handle medications any long, it is important to have a home health care assistant in Sterling Heights who will ensur…Read More