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Senior Care » Companion Care

What is companion care? by Jennifer F.

Socialization for seniors It’s important to socialize no matter how old you are but it is even more important as you get older. While you were younger, you didn’t have time to socialize too much because you were too busy raising your family and working. Now the pace of life is slowing down a bit and you now have time to socialize but you hav ...

Senior Safety » Medical Alert Monitoring

When should I invest in a medical alert monitoring system? by Mark Jeanmaire

The Facts:

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) falls among older adults affects one in every three age 65 and older. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. The reality is we all want to be independent and do ...

Diseases » Kidney

How do you live with one kidney? by Chris H.

Fortune is a mean spirited maiden sometimes. Some people are born with only one kidney (or sometimes not even one). Some people are fortunate enough to receive one kidney through the donation of a kind person. Still others lose a kidney to some sort of ailment, while a few others are the kindly people mentioned above, who can live a life using o ...

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Diseases » Alzheimer's

What are the signs to look for in Alzheimer's? by Bill T.

When a person you love suffers from a disease you will want to do everything possible in order to understand what they are going through. It’s hard to face the reality of Alzheimer’s Disease and to know that it only gets ...

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Conditions » High Blood Pressure

I have high blood pressure - now what? by Bill Johnson (View Profile) Home Health Ohio

There are several different changes that your body goes through as it ages and for the most part you notice these changes even when others cannot. No one knows your body like you do. But there are some changes that happen to the body that are silent and you don't even realize that it is happening until it develops into a condition or disease. One s ...

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Diseases » Asthma

Is there anything you can do to breathe easier at home? by Molly Jacobs

If you have trouble breathing and find that certain things or certain days make it worse you may be able to control your environment and make the symptoms minimal. There are things that you cannot control such as the chemicals that may have been inhaled while you work. If you have smoked for years then you know why you are experiencing a hard time ...

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Prevention » Stroke

How to decrease your chances of a stroke by Ron P.

It’s known as a silent killer because you never know when you will be affected by it. For those who think they are not at risk you need to get serious about it and find out more about strokes and if you are at risk. Your doctor will be able to give you all this information based on your past medical history, family history, and you’re over all ...

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Diseases » Arthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? by Maryellen S.

    If you have been diagnosed with arthritis you may wonder what it is and how it is going to affect you. Arthritis is another word for inflammation of the joints in your body. When a joint becomes inflamed it can cause you pain and restrict or limit your movement. Because arthritis affects so many different joints in your body there are several d ...

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