caregiver handing senior lady glass of water

Overcoming Dysphagia Challenges with Home Health Care

On a hot summer day, there is nothing more satisfying than a tall, cold drink; however, for a person with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be dangerous. Dysphagia – or difficulty with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, because of weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Read More

The Benefits of Recovering at Home After Heart Surgery

Each and every day, thousands of heart surgeries take place throughout the U.S. From open heart surgery to valve repair, there are a variety of procedures available to help people preserve an engaged lifestyle in spite of a cardiac event.  Read More

Recognizing Congestive Heart Failure Flare-ups

CHF, or congestive heart failure, is a health condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood as efficiently as it needs to. CHF can be the result of a few different conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. Read More

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Senior Medications and Hospitalizations

The facts are astonishing: recent research conducted by the Annals of Family Medicine unveiled that a typical primary care physician has a “panel” of as many as 2,000 patients – those who are currently under their care. Read More

Top Tips for Making the Most of Doctor Appointments

We’ve all walked into the doctor’s office and felt overwhelmed at the mass of patients also waiting to be seen, wondering how long it would be before it was our turn, and just how much quality time we might be able to have with the medical professional once we were seen. Read More
Color-coded pill organizer for medication management

The Hidden Hazards of Pill Organizers

On average, older adults take as many as 15-18 different prescriptions each and every day, so it’s no surprise that so many seniors wind up missing doses or taking incorrect doses of their meds. Read More

12 Steps to Prevent Senior Falls When Caring for Aging Parents

Falls among senior citizens are all too frequent and may have serious consequences. If you’re caring for aging parents, taking measures to prevent senior falls is crucial, such as examining the home for fall dangers like throw rugs or other tripping hazards, poor lighting, and an absence of appropriate grab bars and railings. Read More

Facing a Move: How Home Care Assistance Can Help

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities were devastating, as the virus spread like wildfire throughout our most vulnerable population who were living together in such close quarters. As a result, many families made the decision to move their elderly parents home, which raised a number of challenges to be overcome.  Read More

Ensure Good Nutrition for Elderly Parents by Answering These Questions

A mother’s love for her children has no age limit. And parents of all ages want above all else to safeguard their children from problems, which in some cases can mean hiding their own problems. Read More

New Year, New Tech Tools for Seniors

During the pandemic, our  home health care team discovered firsthand how crucial the role of technology is in the lives of seniors. As we kick off 2021 and face the challenges of a new year, health and well-being are at the forefront of how we consider technology for seniors. Read More