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Monday, November 18, 2013

Aging, Exercise, and Home Care

Regardless of conditioning, diet, and general health, aging inevitably affects our bodies. Our balance, flexibility, endurance, muscle mass, bones, and joints are all susceptible to decline with age. But can exercise help? That’s the topic of today’s senior home care blog…

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Home Care Providers and the Implications of Poly-Pharmacy

Why should your home care provider care about multiple-medication regiments and poly-pharmacy awareness? Jerry Johnson, MD, and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania stresses “Medication management is among the most critical aspects of caring for the elderly!”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Alzheimer’s Statistics – 7 Alarming Facts

Did you know, worldwide more than 35 million people live with dementia? In the United States, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease today, and the average life expectancy following diagnosis is only 7 years. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic! Get involved and learn more today in this informational Alzheimer’s blog post…

Friday, September 20, 2013

Alzheimer’s Update – New Research from Yale School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine researchers recently identified the protein receptor mGluR5 as the missing link in the chain of biological processes leading to Alzheimer’s disease. The new discovery could enable healthcare professionals to treat the actual disease rather than just its symptoms in coming years…

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Senior’s Guide to Eating Healthy at Home

Recently, Bonnie Taub-Dix (MA, RD, CDN) wrote a great article titled “The Senior’s Guide to Eating Healthfully” in US News. And while there seems to be a lot of information in there that’s just like any other “healthy eating” article, Bonnie demonstrates a unique perspective and great insight into the specific challenges facing seniors and their food and dietary issues…

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Florida’s 4 Types of Senior Home Care

The Florida Association for Home Care Administration classifies senior home care providers into four distinct categories: home health agencies, homemaker and companion organizations, nurse registries, and independent caregivers. Read more to learn about each and better understand your options…

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Health Benefits … of Blueberries!?

Preliminary research has linked the micronutrients and antioxidants in blueberries to reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, inflammation, and brain damage! Not only that, but blueberries have also been linked to positive regulation of blood pressure and lowered cholesterol! Read & learn more…

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Age Related Memory Loss

Understanding age related memory disorders is important in caring for your elderly loved one. In this blog post we try to sum up the difference between normal forgetfulness and more serious memory disorders, highlighting some symptoms and prevention activities.

Friday, August 9, 2013

5 Tips To Beat the Florida Heat!

It sure has been hot here in Sarasota these past few days! And that means we should all be taking certain precautions to protect ourselves from the heat. Dehydration, fainting, heat stroke, sunburns … there’s a whole lot to protect from. Here are a few tips to beat the Florida heat:…

Monday, July 8, 2013

3 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Falling at Home

Addressing fall hazards before a fall occurs can help prevent both the physical and mental damage associated with fall-trauma. So how can you address falls before they happen? Read on to learn three effective ways you can reduce the risk…