Common Causes of Urinary Incontinence in Seniors

Incontinence, or reduced bladder control, is a disturbing and delicate issue, particularly for seniors. It can trigger a number of problems, from skin sores to social reclusiveness for individuals who are uncomfortable with leaving home in case of an “accident.” But while bladder leakage causes approximately 25 million people in America to suffer with difficulties, the affliction seldom receives the attention and conversation it needs. With the lack of communication…

Tips for Coping with Chronic Illness as an Older Adult

Have you ever started your day and thought, “It’s likely to be one of those days!” Perhaps your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater decided to quit working, and the dog chewed up one of your favorite shoes overnight. Now envision if every day were “one of those days!” For an individual coping with a chronic illness (and that’s much of the senior population), daily struggles and challenges…

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…

Your In-Home Care Primer: What You Need to Know About Home Care Services

As we grow older, it’s common to begin to experience challenges with everyday activities, such as showering, getting dressed, fixing meals, or even driving a car, which can lead to concerns that these challenges mean that we’ll need to give up not only our independence, but our home as well. But there is good news for seniors: home care services, such as those provided by Advanced Home Health Care, a…

Home Care for Veterans Is More Available Than You Think

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….

Top ALS Care Tips from Advanced Home Health Care

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.

The ALS Symptoms You Need to Know for Each Stage of the Disease

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?

Did You Know…These Payment Options May Cover Adaptive Equipment for Home

Do you think your senior loved one could benefit from more security in the shower or bathtub? Does he/she need a walker or rollator to move around? If that’s the case, it’s very likely that you’ll soon be looking to buy the in-home adaptive devices that so many families rely on to keep seniors safe. It’s also likely that you’re asking yourself how to cover the cost for these adaptive…

Home Health Care in Mount Pleasant: Adaptive Equipment for Senior Safety

Throughout growing older, adaptive home care devices can make day-to-day life around the house simpler and safer. There’s a wide selection of adaptive equipment solutions for home care on the market today that can enhance senior safety and help older adults to remain more comfortable at home. At Advanced Home Health Care, expert providers of home care services Birmingham and the surrounding areas rely on, we would like to provide…