A senior woman reads a prescription medication bottle as she learns about managing medications for seniors.

Managing Medications for Seniors: A Guide to Preventing Overmedication

The days of “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” have morphed into “take two of these…and two of these…and maybe one of those, too!” Nearly forty percent of older adults are taking at least five different prescription medications each day—not to mention vitamins, supplements, and OTC meds. Read More
A man experiencing mobility changes in older adults holds tightly to the railing with both hands while attempting to climb the stairs.

Watch for These Early Indicators of Mobility Changes in Older Adults

In echoing Benjamin Franklin’s timeless wisdom, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings particularly true when it comes to the important issue of identifying and addressing mobility changes in older adults. Read More
A woman talks with her mother during dinner, knowing how important it is to watch for changes in your parents’ health over the holidays.

Noticing Changes in Your Parents’ Health Over the Holidays? Take These Steps.

Returning home for the holidays can be a heartwarming experience, filled with cherished moments and family traditions. However, it can also serve as a stark reality check, revealing changes in your parents’ health and well-being that may have gone unnoticed throughout the year. Read More
A man exhibiting the signs of SAD looks forlornly out the window and offers a halfhearted wave.

The Signs of SAD and How Home Health Care Can Help

The holiday season is often a joyful time filled with festivities, family gatherings, and celebrations. However, for some, the fall and winter months can bring about a sense of sadness and despair, leading to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Read More
: The adult child of a senior wraps her arm around him as they discuss the behavioral changes caused by a traumatic brain injury.

Behavioral Changes Caused by a Traumatic Brain Injury

While there are many different types of brain injuries, there are behavioral changes expected no matter what type of brain injury occurs. Certain problematic behaviors may be more or less likely depending on the location and extent of the trauma, but your loved one might demonstrate one or more of these behaviors throughout TBI recovery, regardless of the specifics of the injury. Read More
Senior woman in wheelchair and arm sling at the hospital

What to Know When Returning Home After Surgery

What an incredible feeling it is when the doctor lets you know that your loved one is ready to be released from the hospital after surgery. But as they hand you that stack of discharge paperwork and instructions, a certain level of stress and anxiety may begin to creep in. Read More
Recovering at home

Modifications for a Wheelchair-Friendly Home

Home is our sanctuary; it’s where we feel most comfortable, even during the more trying times in our lives. That’s why so many older adults are choosing to age in place in the comfort of home. Read More
Senior man sitting and looking at his medication despondantly

Safe Medication Management for Seniors: Strategies to Avoid Common Issues

A study of over 2,000 older adults revealed that a remarkable 87% take a minimum of one prescription drug, and a staggering 36% are taking 5 or more – as well as 38% using over-the-counter meds on a routine basis. Read More
Senior woman on a video call with her doctor

Medications That Increase Fall Risk in Seniors & Tips for Prevention

We’ve long known that there are particular medications that increase fall risk for seniors. Twenty years ago, slightly over half of all seniors were impacted by that risk; yet now, that number has risen considerably – to an astounding 94% of seniors who are now vulnerable to falling due to medication side effects. Read More

These Tips Will Help Ease the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Cancer, as well as the treatments for cancer, can cause a number of troubling side effects. If someone you love is navigating a cancer journey, you will want to do whatever you can to help ease the side effects of cancer treatment. Read More