What Are Your Options? How to Get Help Paying for Home Care Products

Does your loved one need more stability in the bathtub or shower? Does she or he need a walker or rollator to move around? Then it’s likely that you’ll eventually be shopping for home care products. It’s also possible that you’re questioning how to pay for these assistive products, and if any of them are covered under Medicare or insurance. Like in-home care services, there are multiple different options when…

3 Types of Durable Medical Equipment That Will Help Make Life at Home Simpler and Safer

As your loved one grows older, durable medical equipment can aid in making everyday life around the household easier and less dangerous. There are many types of assistive gadgets for in-home care on the market nowadays to choose from. At Advanced Home Health Care, we want to offer some expert recommendations for purchasing and using a few of the most widely used pieces of home care equipment.CommodesA commode can be…

Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia May Have Met Their Match with This Cancer Therapy

What if there was a medication that could treat not just one, but multiple devastating diseases: leukemia, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and Parkinson’s? At Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers are hopeful that nilotinib is that medication. Now approved to be used in those with one type of leukemia, a small trial is producing great excitement in its promising results to clear the brain of toxic proteins.Georgetown’s medical director of the translational…

The Potential Impact of Electrode Implants on Stroke Survivors

In a new, ongoing trial, deep-brain stimulation – more commonly used for Parkinson’s patients – is being tested on stroke survivors. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates a particular area of the brain, the anticipated response will be a reversal of the paralysis so often encountered following a stroke, and the restoration of mobility.In order to comprehend how a stroke restricts normal brain function, Laurie Ann Bonkoski, a…

Seniors Trying to Declutter: Here’s Some Much-Needed Downsizing Help!

In Iowa, most of us have areas of our homes designated as storage areas. But oftentimes those storage areas spill over into other areas of the home as increasingly more memorabilia is saved with the thought of, “I can’t get rid of this. I may want it someday.”Yet, what happens when “someday” never happens, and those piles of things turn out to be more of a burden than a benefit?…

Advanced Home Health Care Helps Seniors Avoid Diabetes Care Burnout

From sunup to sundown, a day in the life of someone with diabetes is overloaded with a variety of tasks to manage the disease. Between medications, insulin injections, checking blood sugar levels, exercising, and handling nutritional requirements, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.Advanced Home Health Care’s southeast Iowa in-home senior care professionals realize the challenges and struggles of diabetes care management, and offer the following tips to help lower stress and…

Crucial Differences All Family Caregivers Should Know About the Different Types of Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, diabetes is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Because the risk factors, signs and treatments can vary significantly between type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, the Keokuk aging care specialists at Advanced Home Health Care offer the following breakdown to make it easier to understand the differences.Gestational DiabetesGestational diabetes, as its name implies, affects only pregnant women, usually presenting at about the 24th week of pregnancy. Gestational…

Tips from Advanced Home Health Care to Soothe Caregiver Burnout

In our last blog post, we shared some of the red flags that can indicate imminent caregiver burnout, as well as the dangers to both the overly-stressed caregiver and the care receiver herself. One of the most critical steps to take when feeling overwhelmed with caregiving stress is to take a time-out to take care of yourself.These tips, courtesy of Advanced Home Health Care of Keokuk, IA, can help reduce…

Family Caregivers: Review These Warning Signs to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Providing care for a senior loved one, although rewarding, is definitely not for the faint of heart. The 24/7 stress of meeting all of a loved one’s needs can quickly escalate to the dangerous point of caregiver burnout – which leads to the possibility of losing even more patience and experiencing more emotional outbursts. And, not only is the caregiver herself affected by burnout, but the senior suffers as well.It’s…

Recovering Safely from Heart Surgery: How Our Iowa Home Care Services Can Help

Following heart surgery, an intricate web of care needs arises, from dietary changes to incision care, pain management, swelling minimization, and more. The last thing a senior wants after returning home from such a traumatic event is to face the need for rehospitalization.Advanced Home Health Care wants to help ensure your senior loved one recovers fully and as quickly as possible from heart surgery, and offers the following tips:Caring for…