1. Stroke

    Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain c…Read More

  2. The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

    People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy. Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing w…Read More

  3. IN-PATIENT VS. IN-HOME REHAB

    Differences Between In-Patient Rehabilitation and In-Home Physical Therapy After experiencing a serious accident or developing a disability, in-patient rehabilitation can help injured people re-learn how to perform essential functions such as walking and other weight-bearing motions in a safe environment with constant medical supervision and access to hands-on assistance. In-patient rehab and phys…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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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