Home Care Blog | Albany & NY Capital Region
Posted: 1/22/2014 12:00 AM by
We've all heard the expression "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". According to nutritionists worldwide, starting your day with a healthy, balanced meal boosts your metabolism, maintains your energy level throughout the day and reduces cravings for those "not so good for us" snacks. Research has shown that breakfast foods that are higher in sugar and carbs will cause you to be hu...
Posted: 1/8/2014 12:00 AM by
A recent study looking at the vision of seniors found that nearly 40% of patients tested saw better when they were tested at an ophthalmologist's office than they did when they were tested in their own homes. According to Dr. Anjali Bhorade, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, "poor lighting in the home was the most significant ...
Posted: 11/22/2013 12:00 AM by
We’ve all done it - you know, justifying that extra serving of cornbread stuffing or another slice of pumpkin pie because it’s the holidays. We know it’s not good for us, but we figure our New Year’s resolution of weight loss and exercise will take care of the few extra calories in the long term. Those of us who are caring for seniors have to remember that this cycle can cause problems for peo...
Posted: 11/11/2013 12:00 AM by
It’s that time of year again, and if you’re planning to travel for the holidays, there are some important things that you should remember. Whether you’re flying out to visit with the family or finally going on the holiday cruise you’ve always wanted to take, the following tips will help make sure that you stay healthy enough to enjoy your holiday travel to the fullest.
Posted: 10/31/2013 12:00 AM by
Approximately 16 million Americans currently receive home-delivered health care for causes including acute illness, long-term health conditions, permanent disabilities or terminal illness. In 2014 alone, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projected that annual expenditures for home health care were forecasted to be $104.2 billion. That’s why each November the National Association for ...
Posted: 10/10/2013 12:00 AM by
Our bones remain fairly healthy and strong through young adulthood. The problem is that as we hit middle age, they start to thin out. For women, this process can even accelerate after menopause. Seniors in particular are at special risk when it comes to bone health, but the good news is that you can put the brakes on bone degeneration and one of the best lines of defense in this battle is your ...
Posted: 9/12/2013 12:00 AM by
Meditation is helpful for more than just relaxation and stress reduction. Studies show that it is also good for the brain, especially for seniors. A recent study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation found that seniors who do just 12 minutes of Yoga exercises every day can improve memory and thinking skills. The study’s leader also thinks this daily activity may preven...
Posted: 8/12/2013 12:00 AM by
A nutritious diet is one key to good health. Including a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates is important for everybody and senior citizens in particular. Seniors and those that are cooking for them, such as family members and in home health care specialists, should pay special attention to foods that are low in cholesterol, fat and sugar, but high in vitamins and protein.
Posted: 7/15/2013 12:00 AM by
One of the key factors when caring for a patient with Alzheimer's disease is to encourage activities that they enjoy. If for instance, your loved one with Alzheimer's enjoyed painting earlier in life, but now can only move the brush around the canvas encourage it, as long as they seem to enjoy the activity. It has been shown that Activities that concentrate on enjoyment and happy feelings can h...
Posted: 7/1/2013 12:00 AM by
As the Baby Boomers age and the younger generation have to work harder than ever, more people near Albany, Columbia, Rennselaer and Schenectady counties in New York are turning to Home Care Companions to help care for their loved ones. Retirees who are able to care for themselves and others are finding rewarding home care companion jobs that allow them to make a difference as well as be social ...
Posted: 6/12/2013 12:00 AM by
After a hospital or rehabilitation facility stay, all you may be thinking about is returning to the comfort of your own home. But even after leaving these facilities, your recovery is still ongoing. One of the keys to making this transition a successful one is communication. By effectively sharing information between doctors, nurses and other heath care providers with the patient and his/her fa...
Posted: 6/7/2013 10:41 AM by
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