Inhome Preventative Care

Inhome Preventative Care

In terms of your health, preventative care is always more effective than reactionary care. Being able to diagnose a possible health issue may save your life. As we age, preventative care is even more important since your risk of developing a life-changing condition...

How To Spot Signs of Elder Abuse

How To Spot Signs of Elder Abuse

The 15th of June is National Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse comes in many forms, and knowing how to prevent it, being able to spot it, and knowing what to do when you see it, is very important. According to nursinghomeabuse.org, more than 5 million people are...

Loneliness Epidemic is Real

Loneliness Epidemic is Real

The United States is dealing with a loneliness epidemic. In May of 2023 the Surgeon General released an 82-page report examining and expanding on this epidemic and the risks it has on health. The report says that one-fourth of the US population over the age of 65...

February Is National Senior Independence Month

February Is National Senior Independence Month

Independence means something different to everyone, and it is dependent on your life circumstances and your age. February is National Senior Independence month, and it is a perfect time to celebrate the independence of the seniors in your life and to encourage...

Holiday Fun & Senior Engagement

Holiday Fun & Senior Engagement

Isolation and loneliness are avoidable by engaging in healthy social activities.  Social interaction requires a variety of mental abilities such as listening, concentration, and memory. These examples are brain activities that can improve and preserve cognitive...

October 1st Was International Day of Older Persons

October 1st Was International Day of Older Persons

In 1990, the United Nations designated October 1st as the “International Day of Older Persons”. The day was introduced with the aim to honor the contributions of older persons and bringing awareness to the problems that they face. Challenges of aging include health...

Why Caring About Someone’s Chronic Pain Is Important

Why Caring About Someone’s Chronic Pain Is Important

September focuses on the challenges associated with pain and chronic pain during National Pain Awareness Month. Pain can be temporary, or it can be crippling. Nearly everyone experiences physical pain in their lifetime such as headaches, back pain, joint pain, a...

Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness

Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness

Mesothelioma is cancer caused by asbestos which is commonly occurring in the lining of the lungs or abdomen. The life expectancy is only 18 – 31 months after diagnosis, but the prognosis may improve with treatment. As family caregivers, it is important to educate...

Don’t Forget to Hydrate

Don’t Forget to Hydrate

Dehydration is very dangerous for senior health and is often overlooked.  Drinking enough water is important for everyone, but the elderly are at greater risk for dehydration and need to drink more than usual in the summer months. A study conducted by UCLA found that...