We all know that home is where the heart is, which is why the hearts of so many older adults are set on remaining at home throughout aging, rather than facing a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility – as many as 90% of them, in fact, according to research conducted by AARP. And it stands to reason: the familiarity of home’s surroundings, the freedom to go…
Family members providing COPD care for an older loved one know that outdoor air pollution can make symptoms worse. But, did you know that compromised air quality in the home can also aggravate COPD symptoms? Cleaning the air inside the home can help those with COPD – and everyone else in the home – breathe easier.
Improving a senior’s balance is one of the best ways to improve overall health, especially when it comes to fall prevention. After an older adult has had a fall, the person’s instinctive reaction is often to decrease physical activity in an effort to reduce the risk of falling again; yet it’s essential for seniors to maximize their overall muscle strength and balance and remain as active as possible.
Enduring and going through recovery following a stroke is an emotionally and physically challenging undertaking, and the main thing you long for is to return to your everyday life. However, because more than 2/3 of survivors typically have some means of disability, as reported by the National Stroke Association, in-home safety adjustments may be needed to make post-stroke life easier and safer.
Stroke, according to the National Stroke Association, is listed as the fifth leading reason for death in the U.S., with an annual count of about 800,000 individuals suffering from a stroke. This signifies that every 40 seconds somebody in some location in our nation experiences a stroke. And every four minutes somebody dies from a stroke.
A number of older adults who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease receive the largest part of their care at home from loved ones, particularly during the initial phases of the disease. As a top-rated provider of in-home care and rehabilitation services in Burlington, IA and the surrounding area, we at Advanced Home Health Care understand the unique concerns experienced by family members who provide care for a senior with…
Many times, families make the assumption that given that their loved one is covered by Medicare, paying for care at home is not anything they need to consider. Unfortunately, however, this is a common misconception. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, most people use private funds in paying for care at home. There are several alternatives to look into, though, for home care for veterans and their spouses….
When it comes to paying for home care help and support, generally services of a non-medical nature are paid for out of pocket. Because of this, assessing your finances and identifying what assets are in place to assist in paying for home care services is crucial.
As a degenerating neurological disease, ALS (sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s Disease) can lead to a wide variety of physical obstacles that can lead to clinical depression. For those providing ALS care for a loved one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to feel unsure about how to best help the person live life to the fullest and stay optimistic.
Being given a diagnosis of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can raise a lot of questions and concerns, both for the individual diagnosed and his or her loved ones. What’s the cause of ALS? What are the ALS symptoms that may be experienced now, and how will they alter in the years to come? Where can I go to find necessary support?