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How Patients Are Being Empowered to Take Control of Chronic Condition Management

On the subject of chronic diseases, the elderly are the experts, hands down, with nearly 3 out of 4 older persons dealing with ongoing chronic condition management. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases usually takes both a physical and emotional toll, and can quickly become overwhelming. Read More
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Top Medication Management Tips for Seniors

With more than 10,000 prescription drugs available in the United States, it’s no wonder that so many seniors – approximately one in three – are taking at least five of them each and every day. Read More
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Albuquerque Home Care Service Experts Provide Tips on Relieving the Pressure of Bed Sores

Impacting as many as one in every ten older adults, and even more prevalent in those who smoke, suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, or whose skin is much more fragile, bed sores (also called pressure sores or pressure injuries) are not merely extremely painful – they can quickly progress to infections that can spread to the bloodstream and even become life-threatening. Read More
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How to Discuss End-of-Life Issues with Your Loved One: Hospice Tips from Harmony Home Health & Hospice

When a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, it may feel as though the best thing to do is to talk about anything and everything EXCEPT that diagnosis, to maintain a positive, upbeat atmosphere to keep the person’s spirits lifted. Read More
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6 Things You Need to Know About Hospice Care

When someone you love enters into hospice care, it’s often an overwhelming and emotionally charged time for the family, raising a number of questions. What exactly does hospice care mean? Who provides care for your loved one throughout this time? Read More
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Tips to Ensure Your Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Is Accurate

For a short definition, Harvard Health describes that the top number (systolic pressure) measures artery pressure at the moment the heart beats (whenever your heart contracts), while the bottom number (diastolic pressure) monitors the pressure in between heartbeats (when the heart is resting). Read More
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Take the “IF She Were a SWAN…” Challenge to Better Detect Signs of Heart Attack in Women

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who ended up to be a gorgeous swan. The apparent moral of that particular story is that many things, upon first appearance, are not what they seem to be. Read More
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Are Symptoms of COPD Impacting Your Senior Loved One? We’ve Got Tips to Help!

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute estimates that as many as 12 million adults are currently diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and another 12 million could be living with the disease and not even be aware of it. Read More
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COPD Care Tips to Help Seniors Breathe Easier

When providing COPD care for an older loved one in Utah or New Mexico, you’re probably well aware that outdoor air pollution can exacerbate symptoms. However, did you know that poor air quality in the home can also cause problems? Read More
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Creative Ways to Brighten the Holidays for Those with Chronic Illness

How to Make the Holidays Merry & Bright for Those with Chronic Illness There’s nothing better than gathering the whole family together to celebrate the warmth of the holiday season, and this is just as true for older adults. Read More