Home Care Services in Grosse Pointe, MI

On February 4, 2014, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,, , With Comments Off on Home Care Services in Grosse Pointe, MI

Do Weight-bearing Exercises for Strong Bones An easy program of weight-bearing exercises helps you build new bone tissue and reduces your risk of osteoporosis Regular exercise strengthens your heart and lungs, tones your muscles and lowers your risk of heart disease and other ailments. But did you know that exercise…

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

On December 4, 2013, Posted by , In General Information,Home Care, By ,, , With Comments Off on Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Typically, psoriasis lesions are round, red, and have sharply defined edges with an overlying silvery white scale. These plaques usually begin as small spots that progressively involve very large areas. The scales can be scraped off, resulting in pinpoint bleeding of the lesions. One form of the condition, guttate (drop-like) psoriasis,…

Home Care Services in Grosse Pointe, MI

On June 4, 2013, Posted by , In Alzheimer's Disease,Home Care, By ,, , With Comments Off on Home Care Services in Grosse Pointe, MI

Progression & Stages of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease advances slowly through three stages, ranging from mild forgetfulness to severe dementia. In the first stage of Alzheimer’s, symptoms include impaired memory of recent events, faulty judgment, and poor insight. People may forget important appointments, recent family events, and highly publicized news stories. Other symptoms include…

Caregiving Services in Grosse Pointe, MI

On June 24, 2012, Posted by , In Caregivers, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Caregiving Services in Grosse Pointe, MI

Independent Living: Home Share Among the alternative housing options available, more seniors today are contemplating the concept of home share. Home share is exactly what the name suggests – sharing a home. People who are living on fixed incomes and want to maintain their independence while aging in place can…

Too Many Pills for Aging Patients

On April 18, 2012, Posted by , In Medication Information, By ,, , With Comments Off on Too Many Pills for Aging Patients

Overmedication of the elderly is an all too common problem, a public health crisis that compromises the well-being of growing numbers of older adults. Many take fistfuls of prescription and over-the-counter medications on a regular basis, risking serious and sometimes fatal side effects and drug interactions. Older adults like my…

Introducing In-Home Care When Your Loved One Says “No”

On July 15, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care,Live-In Care, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Introducing In-Home Care When Your Loved One Says “No”

Desperate though caregivers may be for a temporary respite from their care responsibilites, many care recipients are resistant to strangers coming into their home to help. The help may be perceived as an invasion of privacy, a loss of independence or a waste of money. Yet in-home assistance is often…

Home Care & Hospice Community Encouraged by CMS’ Proposed 2012 Hospice Wage Index

On June 21, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,, , With Comments Off on Home Care & Hospice Community Encouraged by CMS’ Proposed 2012 Hospice Wage Index

WASHINGTON D.C. –The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) today commented on the positive changes proposed by CMS in the “Medicare Program: Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2012” report: “The proposals set forth by CMS for 2012 hospice care are an encouraging first step toward improving access to…

Homecare After Hip Surgery In Seniors Increases Survival Rate

On June 7, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,, , With Comments Off on Homecare After Hip Surgery In Seniors Increases Survival Rate

Homecare after hip surgery in seniors increases survival rate Seniors who received home care after discharge from hospital for partial hip surgery (hemiarthroplasty) were 43% less likely to die in the three months following the procedure, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) However, less than 16%…

VA To Take Applications For New Family Caregiver Program

On May 16, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,,, , With Comments Off on VA To Take Applications For New Family Caregiver Program

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the interim final rule for implementing the Family Caregiver Program of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. This new rule will provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from…