Managing Your Arthritis this Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States. It affects about one in four adults overall. That’s over 54 million men and women. While arthritis is a degenerative condition, there are simple ways to manage your symptoms. Make sure to talk with your health care provider before you try any of these recommendations. Manage your weight Your weight can have a big impact on arthritis symptoms. Extra weight puts more pressure on your joints, especially...

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Stroke Awareness Month: Steps to Prevent Having a Stroke

According to the CDC, every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke and as we age, the more susceptible we are to having one. Family history plays a significant role as well. While we can’t reverse the clock or change our family’s health history, there are some steps you can take to prevent a stroke.  Lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is a huge factor, doubling or even quadrupling your stroke risk if it is...

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Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Don’t Overlook These Signs

Home Health Care - Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Don't Overlook These Signs

What do you know about celiac disease? It's an inflammatory digestive condition where the body sees gluten as an invader that must be attacked. That immune response to gluten ends up damaging the lining of the small intestine and makes it harder for the body to absorb nutrients. It is important that home health care providers also know what to look out for. It's estimated that around two million Americans have the disease. If you have a family member with...

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Ways to Improve High Blood Pressure in Seniors

According to the CDC, about 108 million adults in the United States are affected by high blood pressure. This number is staggering and only 1 in 4 have this issue under control. It is crucial to keep your blood pressure under control as high blood pressure can cause damage to blood vessels.  While there is no immediate quick fix, below are some ways that will help lower your blood pressure: Regularly monitor blood pressure. Keeping track of your older adult’s...

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Taking the First Step: Diabetes Care Management and Prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. In an effort to combat rising cases, especially with Type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association created Alert Day, encouraging Americans to make simple lifestyle changes in order to manage their diabetes or prevent a diagnosis all together.  Below are some simple lifestyle changes you can make: Eliminate sugary and fatty foods. Eating healthy and high fiber foods will help you maintain a healthy weight...

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Activities for Elderly Adults to Do Weekly to Improve Their Heart Health

Home Health Care - Activities for Elderly Adults to Do Weekly to Improve Their Heart Health

Heart health is essential for people of all ages, especially for the elderly. Some data shows that about 1 in 3 Americans pass away because of heart disease. Many people who die from this disease are over 50. This is why it is essential for your elderly loved one to participate in activities designed to help improve their heart health. It is important for you to remember that your loved one might feel overwhelmed when they begin a new activity....

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What Might Be Contributing to Your Senior’s Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Senior Care - What Might Be Contributing to Your Senior’s Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s a lot of stress that goes along with everyday life but during the coronavirus pandemic there is a great deal more stress. Here are some of the possible contributing factors for your senior to experience higher than normal stress levels. Health Worries Are a Huge Contributing Factor Your senior may have plenty of existing health issues to worry about, but the coronavirus pandemic offers one more big concern. She may also be worried about your health and the health...

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What Can Your Senior Do about Shortness of Breath with COPD?

Elderly Care - What Can Your Senior Do about Shortness of Breath with COPD?

Your senior’s first experience with hearing about COPD might have been when she told her doctor she was experiencing shortness of breath far more often than in the past. COPD is a complex illness and it’s progressive. Learning to manage shortness of breath now is going to pay big dividends for her later on down the road. Exercise Can Help a Lot More than You Expect You might be shocked to hear that your senior’s doctor may well recommend exercise...

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What Can Older Adults Do to Protect Themselves from COVID-19?

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is what’s on the minds of most people these days. More specifically, people are concerned with protecting themselves and their families from the virus. This may be especially true for older adults and the people who care for them. One of the best ways to protect your older family member is to be informed about how the disease spreads and the recommended steps for preventing it. How COVID-19 Spreads When you understand how the...

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Is Your Senior Trying to Manage Arthritis on Her Own?

Home Health Care - Is Your Senior Trying to Manage Arthritis on Her Own?

Most people are prepared for developing arthritis at some point, but that doesn’t mean that it’s something your elderly family member has to handle by herself. Arthritis might respond better to a well-structured plan, especially if your senior is dealing with arthritis throughout her body. Her Doctor May Have Real Solutions Just because your senior has arthritis and knows that it’s arthritis doesn’t mean she shouldn’t talk to her doctor about it. Her doctor can offer her some real answers...

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