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6 Things to Know About Mental Illness in Older Adults

September is Healthy Aging Month, and in part three of The Healthy Aging Series we’ll be covering mental illness. It’s … Read More

Stroke Care: What You Need to Know About Stroke Rehabilitation Centers

If your loved one suffers a stroke you will be thrust into unknown waters. While the medical team takes care of stabilizing your loved one, you will have to check on insurance coverage, communicate with the care team, and quickly develop a post-stroke care plan. Read More

Four Things You Need to Know About Post-Stroke Care

If your loved one has suffered a stroke you need to know as much as possible about in-home stroke care. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers can only keep patients for the length of time allowed by insurance coverage. Read More

Stroke Care: How to Help Stroke Survivors Regain Skills

A stroke can rob people of many physical and mental abilities. Depending upon the extent of the brain damage caused … Read More

5 Things Every Caregiver Should Know About Stroke Care

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke risk increases with age. Read More

Can You Identify the Signs of Stroke Fast?

Every year more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, about 610,000 of them for the first time. Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes. Read More

Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Audiologists

You may know that your loved one has suffered hearing loss before he or she is willing to admit it. You see the signs every day – your loved one believes people are mumbling when they speak, the television is always garbled and they repeatedly ask you to repeat yourself. Read More

Understanding Leukemia and Lymphoma

Over 170,000 people will be diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma in 2016, and education is key to preventing, screening, or treating leukemia and lymphoma. Since September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month worldwide, we’re sharing an overview of the diseases along with treatments and ways to help if a loved one is living with either. Read More

Home Care for Adults with Special Needs

Home care services are not limited to seniors – individuals of any age who live with chronic care needs or disabilities can benefit as well! In addition to helping with typical activities of daily living, such as meal preparation, assistance with medication and transportation, caregivers can also provide warm social interaction, emotional support and peace of mind for the family. Read More

Psoriasis in Aging Adults

In recognition of August as Psoriasis Awareness Month worldwide, we are sharing information on the condition to promote awareness. Psoriasis is not contagious and can normally be found on the knees, elbows and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body. Read More