Caregiving & Home Care Services in Warren, MI

Heart Attack Patients Receive Life-saving Angioplasty Quicker People suffering from a heart attack are now more likely to get a life-saving angioplasty sooner than they were just five years ago, USA Today reports. Heart attack patients were treated in an average of 64 minutes last year, down from the median time of 96 minutes in 2005,…

Managing Multiple Health Problems

Many older adults have more than one health problem. In fact, more than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more ongoing health problems. Heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure are some examples of these health problems Taking care of older adults with multiple health…

Emotional and Financial Strain Suffered by Caregivers

  Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the authors of a new policy brief…

Is Your Doctor Age-Savvy?

Medical needs grow more important as we age. It’s crucial that doctors treating older patients are skilled in the unique requirements of their patients. Basic medical tenets concerning diagnosis, treatment, medication, and surgery change with older patients. For example, some patients who demonstrate confusion and mental difficulties are often misdiagnosed–the…

How Common Are Strokes?

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Approximately 600,000 strokes, or brain attacks, occur in the United States each year and of these, approximately 150,000 (25 percent) are fatal. The incidence of stroke is higher in African Americans than Caucasians. Stroke occurs at…

Caregiving Services in Warren, MI

TOP FOODS TO PROTECT YOUR VISION When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts—cloudy areas in the lens of the eye—and age-related macular…

Caregiving Services in Warren, MI

More emergency rooms designed for the older set Will Turner, 94, has never had an emergency room experience quite like this. At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, he found thick mattresses to prevent bedsores, skid-proof floors, and curtains designed to produce less noise. It’s only a few examples…

Elder Care in Warren, MI

Choosing a Doctor You and Your Parents Are Comfortable With Choosing the doctors who will care for your parent is a critical decision that determines the level and quality of care they will receive. Here are some tips for choosing the best doctor, that will meet your family’s needs. Identify…

Caregiving Services in Warren, MI and Surrounding Areas

WHEN YOUR LOVED ONE RESISTS CARE How many times has your mother refused to change her clothes? Has your father resisted getting out of bed? Has your wife pushed you away when you tried to brush her teeth? Individuals who resist care and assistance are trying to communicate to you….

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Top Six Reasons Every Senior Should Own a Pet Pets are not just cute and cuddly creatures. They are sometimes known to be quite the little miracle workers, too. While there are many known health benefits to spending time with dogs and cats, the impact of pet ownership for seniors goes even further….