Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by
The goal of many seniors is to stay in their homes for as long as they can. You want to be in surroundings that are familiar and comfortable. As you age, however, you may need to adapt your home to make it safer for independent living. One of the biggest dangers in the home for seniors is a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Among that age group, falls are the leading cause of injury death, and they are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 by
June 13 through 20 is Nursing Assistants Week, a time set aside to promote recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long-term care settings. Nursing assistants go by many titles, and can also be known as nurse aides, direct care workers, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies, home health aides or hospital attendants.
Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 by
The cliché about men not going to the doctor apparently exists for a reason. In 2010 a survey by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that only 57% of men had visited the doctor in the past year. To help raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men June 10 - 16 has been set aside as Men’s Health Week.
Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2013 by
June 1st was Heimlich Maneuver day which is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a person's airway (windpipe) becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. It can be used safely on both adults and children, but most experts do not recommend it for infants less than 1 year old. You can also perform the maneuver on yourself.
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 by
It’s that time of year –the sun is shining, everyone is outdoors, and shorts and swimsuits replace jeans and sweaters. It’s also time to take extra precautions to prevent skin cancer. With summer upon us, it’s no coincidence that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, organizations like the Skin Cancer Foundation take the opportunity during the month of May to remind people of the risks of skin cancer and guidelines for prevention.
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 by
"...gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime....let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude,--the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan." --General John Logan, General Order No. 11, May 5, 1868.
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 by
The month of May is Older American month, a time to honor seniors for all they contribute to our lives, something Interim HealthCare's staff does every day through their thorough understanding of all aspects of our aging population. Older Americans offer an enormous range of experiences, talents and interests that their friends and families can benefit from.
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 by
No matter your age, sleep is essential for your continued good health. Not only does it aid with concentration and memory, but regular, quality sleep helps your body fight off illness by refreshing your immune system and repairing any damage to your cells.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by
The vast majority of Americans want to live at home for as long as possible: Nearly 90% of people over the age of 65 said so in a 2010 AARP survey.
Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 by
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