During Men’s Health Month in June, Talk to Dad About Osteoporosis

While the consequences of osteoporosis are worse in men than women – including death – older males are far less likely to take preventive measures against the potentially devastating bone-thinning disease or to accept recommendations for screening, according to startling new research by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System geriatricians. New research shows men are [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00June 3rd, 2015|osteoporosis|Comments Off on During Men’s Health Month in June, Talk to Dad About Osteoporosis

Tips for Family Caregivers of Stroke Patients

When a loved one has a stroke, family members are often overwhelmed with countless questions. The American Stroke Association offers 15 tips to help It’s better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects. Ask if your home should be [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00May 20th, 2015|Home Health Care, stroke|Comments Off on Tips for Family Caregivers of Stroke Patients

Osteoporosis and Aging

May Is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Bones feel solid, but the inside of a bone is actually filled with holes like a honeycomb. Bone tissues are broken down and rebuilt all the time. While some cells build new bone tissue, others dissolve bone and release the minerals inside. As we get older, we [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00May 6th, 2015|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Osteoporosis and Aging

Home Care Supports Arthritis Patients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 50 million Americans are living with arthritis. It is the most common disease in people over the age of 65, and approximately half of the population of that age has some form of the disease. It affects all race and ethnic groups, and is [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:45-06:00April 15th, 2015|Arthritis|Comments Off on Home Care Supports Arthritis Patients

Protect Your Memory? Follow an Overall Health and Wellness Plan!

March is Brain Awareness Month. Our overall wellness affects the health of our brains. We read a lot about the “mind-body connection” these days. Most of us realize that the way we think about things can influence the health of our entire bodies. But it’s important to know that this works both ways: our overall [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:46-06:00March 4th, 2015|health, healthcare, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Protect Your Memory? Follow an Overall Health and Wellness Plan!

When Should You Start Planning For Long-Term Care?

When it comes to Long-Term Care Planning, sooner is better than later. In my last two blogs I talked about: What Is Home-Care And Who Provides It and Which Home Care Services Will Long-Term Care Insurance Cover? While none of us want to dwell on a time when we're no longer able to take care [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:46-06:00February 17th, 2015|Home Health Care, long-term care|Comments Off on When Should You Start Planning For Long-Term Care?

Which Home Care Services Will Long-Term Care Insurance Cover?

Last week I talked about "What Is Home Care And Who Provides It"; this week I'll be talking about Long-Term Care Insurance.  Is it a good investment and what does it cover? With advancements in medical technologies, people are increasingly living longer lives. This longer life, though allowing us to have greater life experiences, also [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:47-06:00February 4th, 2015|Home Health Care, Long-term care insurance|Comments Off on Which Home Care Services Will Long-Term Care Insurance Cover?

What is Home Care and Who Provides it?

Most people still mistakenly associate long-term care and long-term care insurance with nursing homes.  In fact, just the opposite is true. According to the LTCi Sourcebook, published by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, some 7.6 million individuals currently receive care at home because of acute illnesses, long-term health conditions, permanent disability or terminal [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:47-06:00January 20th, 2015|home care|Comments Off on What is Home Care and Who Provides it?

We’re All In – First Newsletter!

It's a real personal challenge to search for the right words to kick off our very first newsletter.  Not that we are short on opportunities to recognize the terrific people in our organization, but that there are so many people that make a difference every day in the lives of our clients.  We just simply [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:48-06:00January 7th, 2015|Home Health Care|Comments Off on We’re All In – First Newsletter!

Hearing Loss and Baby Boomers

Is your hearing loss caused by loud music or something else? Boomers who grew up with lectures from Mom to “turn down that hi-fi!” may now be paying the price for their love of decibels. Hearing loss and loud rock music! According to hearing loss researcher Richard Salvi, Ph.D., “Baby boomers now have reached an [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:43:48-06:00January 7th, 2015|Elder Care, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Hearing Loss and Baby Boomers