February is American Heart Month. Valentine’s Day may have passed but there’s no reason to stop thinking about your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, so show yourself some love by learning how you can improve your heart health.
Medication management is one of the most important issues when caring for a senior. Whether you’re a family caregiver or working with a home health care agency, you should know about the prescriptions a senior is taking.
Holiday visits can be an unexpected glimpse at the reality of an aging parent’s condition. While a holiday visit may not be the appropriate time to address a concern, it’s important not to let it slip away once the busyness of the season has passed.
When I posted our last blog about hypothermia, St. Louis was feeling its most bitter cold weather in decades. Today, a week later, the weather has turned pleasant and mounds of snow are fading away. It’s a good time to review ways to prepare for the next cold spell and prevent hypothermia before it has a chance to strike.
St. Louis is encountering its coldest weather in decades. For caregivers, it’s important to know health concerns that accompany this bitter cold.
We know the dangers of ice and exhaustive snow shoveling, but a lesser-known risk occurs within our own bodies and is a particular threat to seniors. Hypothermia is when body heat drops abnormally low, and gone untreated, can be life threatening.
For many long-distance caregivers and family members, holiday visits can be eye-opening. Spending time together may reveal aspects of a senior loved one’s condition that aren’t noticeable over the phone.
All year, and especially around Thanksgiving, we at Seniors Home Care focus on giving.
In our second post of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month we’re covering one of the biggest challenges of the disease – communication. As the brain function of someone with Alzheimer’s begins to decline, so does their ability to communicate.
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so we’re taking the opportunity to shed a bit of light on the disease that affects millions of lives.