Iowa Home Care News for Seniors: Non-Surgical Cataract Treatment a Possibility

We all know it: aging and cataracts go together like salt and pepper. 90% of those age 65 and older develop cataracts, and by 75, as many as 50% have developed vision loss as a result of the cataracts. And currently, the only remedy to restore cleared vision has been surgery.  Enter the latest news in the control of cataracts, which may be available in as early as five to ten…

Advanced Home Health Care Update: Why Seniors Aren’t Embracing Technology

Today’s seniors are inundated with an explosion of high tech home health care products aimed at improving their independence and safety and enhancing their lives. In just a few clicks, they can instantly visit with friends and family through Skype, wear a device that connects to emergency assistance if needed, even stay safe from wandering with special sensors attached to shoes or a shirt.  The issue becomes how to encourage older…

You Live in Chicago; They Live in Des Moines County: How to Know When Home Care Is Needed

Since moving across the country last year, you’ve made it a priority to phone Mom every Sunday morning, no exceptions. After catching up on the week’s news, she always reassures you that yes, she’s eating well, taking her meds, getting plenty of rest, and doing perfectly fine. However, visiting her in person in Des Moines County for a week over summer vacation paints a different picture. Her once hyper-organized kitchen is…