Tag: aging

chronic disease care management
14 Aug

A New Approach for Chronic Disease Care Management: Let the Patient Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, older adults are the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons affected by several conditions that are chronic, call for extensive medical attention, and place limits on activities. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, […]

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Caring for Elderly Parents
07 Aug

How to Avoid Caregiver Injury Risks When Caring for Elderly Parents

While the ultimate goal is always to increase health and safety for the aging adults they love, family caregivers, regrettably, typically wind up compromising their very own health in the process. Believe it or not, an astounding 94% of caregivers in a recently available research study conducted by Ohio State University reported musculoskeletal pain one […]

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08 Jan

Heaven at Home Care Asks: Is It Time to Cut Back on Medical Interventions for Seniors?

Have you taken a peek into your senior loved ones’ medicine cabinets lately? According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the average senior is prescribed more than 27 new medications each year. Twenty-seven! And that includes a 20% increase in narcotics prescribed for pain relief over a period of five years. If you factor […]

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28 Oct

How You Sleep Might Be Affecting Your Brain

Are you a side sleeper? You might just be helping your brain in a big way! We all know that a good night’s sleep is great for the body and brain, but new research shows that our sleep positions might play a role in Alzheimer’s prevention. According to the study, certain positions help your brain […]

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12 Aug

Five Tips to Encourage Employers to Support Eldercare Solutions

Are you providing care for your elderly parent or family member? You are not alone, with as many as 40 million Americans providing care for an elderly parent. Many times it can be difficult to manage work, caregiving, and home. There are 70% of Americans providing care for their elderly parents that need to make […]

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05 Aug

Myth Busters: Assumptions About Aging

With over 900 million adults age 60 or older currently worldwide, and this number expected to grow to 2 billion within the next 20-30 years, the aging population is exploding. So how is this impacting demographics worldwide? Take a look at some of these assumptions and the realities behind them: Developed countries will be hit […]

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19 Aug

Warning Signs: Typical Age-Related Behavior or Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

Sometimes people won’t admit they need help to stay at home, and others may be unaware they need extra help in order to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed may well fall on others: family, friends or advisers. Back in February, we […]

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