New Chronic Disease Care Management Approach Puts Patient’s Goals First

Regarding chronic diseases, seniors are usually the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons impacted by a number of conditions that are ongoing, require extensive medical attention, and put limitations on activities. With the continuous barrage of bloodwork and other exams, physicians’ appointments and procedures and medications, chronic disease care management often takes both a physical and emotional toll, and that can quickly become…

Post-Holiday Let-Down: Tips to Combat Loneliness in the Elderly

The holidays can be filled with a whirlwind of busyness for the seniors we love, with family get-togethers, holiday parties, faith-based events and services, and deciding on the best gifts for the ones they love. Yet after the ornaments are packed away and families have resumed the daily busyness of life, many seniors encounter a typical but little-discussed concern: post-holiday loneliness.

Diabetic Diet Tips to Help Seniors Successfully Navigate the Holidays

This season of holiday celebrations is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones and close friends, but let’s face it: it’s often also a time for overindulgence in less-than-healthy meals. With a multitude of rich, fatty, and sugary delicacies to choose from at every turn, it’s difficult to abide by a healthy diet, which can result in serious health concerns for individuals with diabetes.

Aging in Place – Is Staying at Home an Option?

We all face a number of critical crossroads in life, when decisions we make will result in far-reaching effects. The career we choose. Who (or whether) to marry. Whether or not to have children. And as we age, another life-changing decision needs to be made: should we move into an assisted living environment so that we have the level of care needed during our years of aging? Or is aging…

Home Safety for Elderly – Age in Place With Comfort and Security

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…

Decrease COPD Symptoms by Cleaning the Air Inside Your Home

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.

Simple Physiotherapy Exercises Improve Overall Health and Safety as We Age

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.

Respite Care Offers Practical Help Following a Stroke

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.

Learn to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke

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.

Parkinson’s Disease Tips for Family Caregivers

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…