1. Do You Need Help With Ostomy Care?

    Ostomy Care Isn’t Always Easy If you have a stoma, caring for the skin around it needs to be done with a certain level of care to maintain your comfort and help. You will want the right nurse to educate you on ostomy care so you can prevent infections. You need to feel confident about caring for the stoma yourself, otherwise you want might to have a caregiver come to your home to help with the p…Read More

  2. 15 Ways to Reduce Fall Risk and Help Prevent Falls

    While you may not be able to always stop a senior from falling, you can take some steps to help reduce the risk. There are many reasons for falls in the elderly, so make sure to look at the whole picture. Use these precautions take care of your loved one and their home to prevent falls: Begin with the bathroom. Wet surfaces (on the floor or counters) can be very dangerous. Seniors lack the balan…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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