1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Find Resources for Senior Meals During the Holidays

    The holiday season can be a time of joy for most people, but while everyone else is busy celebrating, many seniors find themselves home alone. While some older people prefer the independence of aging in place, so they can live at home and care for themselves, preparing meals can be a difficult task. It forces them to depend on programs, caregivers or their families for assistance. Since many progr…Read More

  9. Is Your Elderly Loved One at Greater Risk for Falls?

    Falls can be a common, but dangerous occurrence for the elderly. A fall is defined by medical professionals as any outside force that causes a person to have an unexpected or accidental land on the ground. Not to be confused with falls resulting from a loss of consciousness, falls are a major cause of brain injuries in the elderly, and the number one cause of hospital admissions. And the simple tr…Read More