1. Thyroid Health for Seniors

    It is important for seniors to understand thyroid health as many live with undiagnosed thyroid problems. Thyroid diseases often go undiagnosed in the elderly, complicating and exacerbating other health issues. Seniors and their caregivers to understand thyroid health. Knowing basic information about the thyroid can help protect seniors against the effects and risks of thyroid disease. The Basics: …Read More

  2. Dignity in Communication

    "Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it." – Rick Bragg It can be easy, when your loved one appears to be a shell of the vibrant human being they were in their youth, to treat them with less respect or awareness of the human being that they still are. Even if they cannot express themselves in the way that they used to, the person y…Read More

  3. Low Stress Travel

    Travel can be stressful for your family member with dementia. Changes in routine upset their feelings of stability and familiarity. However, you can set it up so that it is easier for everyone. A good first step towards taking your loved one on a longer trip is to plan a day outing or staycation (overnight in your own city). Some things to take into consideration: Plan the day with ample time to a…Read More

  4. What Seniors Should Know About Osteoporosis

    It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women, and it can be dangerous. (NCBI) Since seniors are at greater risk of this disease, it’s important to learn how to prevent or manage osteoporosis. The Basic Facts of Osteoporosis What Is Osteoporosis? Everybody rel…Read More

  5. Caregiving for an Older Adult with Lung Cancer

    Caregivers play a vital role in helping with care during the treatment and recovery of lung cancer. Treating Lung Cancer while at home Lung cancer can feel like a scary and overwhelming diagnosis, but with modern advances in treatment and proper care - recovery is attainable. In the last twenty years, there have been significant advances in lung cancer treatment with the discovery of new drugs and…Read More

  6. Understanding Cholesterol and its Effects

    Helping Seniors Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels Cholesterol levels can be a source of stress for seniors.  Here’s what seniors and their loved ones need to know. About 37 percent of U.S. adults have a higher than recommended LDL cholesterol level. Since this can increase risk of heart disease or stroke and seniors are already at higher risk of such health problems, it’s important for agin…Read More

  7. Infection Control Tips for Seniors

    As we age our immune system weakens and our body is less equipped to fight off infections. Additionally, many seniors have chronic conditions like COPD, heart disease, diabetes or dementia.  These underlying conditions can further weaken the immune system. What is Infection Control According to the CDC, infection control “prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings.” The…Read More

  8. How Home Care Helps after a Heart Attack

    Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for a heart attack. What is Home Care? Home care is a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It provides services such as personal care, homemaking, companionship and more to individuals living at home, so they can remain comfortable and independent f…Read More

  9. Tips for Caring for Aging Veterans

    How to Care for our Veteran Population Caregivers can help enhance the quality of life for veterans by advocating on their behalf and helping them find services for their unique needs. Veterans have sacrificed everything to protect and serve our country. They have served in conflicts around the world for the freedoms that we have today. It is essential that veterans are cared for both physically a…Read More

  10. Aqua Therapy

    Falls are the main reason for injuries in older adults and rank as the second largest reason for unintentional fatal injuries. Aquatic exercise and therapy can be key to combatting these risks.  It allows our loved ones to work on balance and improve bone density through weight resistance in an environment that reduces the risk of falling. Source: National Institutes of Health Whether you enroll …Read More