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What Causes COPD?

Mar 16, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Approximately 11 million people suffer from COPD, but many more have the condition without even knowing it. Read Article

Aging in Place: Ten Ways to Spot Kidney Disease

Mar 15, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

The only way to find out if you or a loved one has kidney disease is to see your health care professional. Kidney disease will not go away – left untreated it may result in kidney failure. Once that happens the only viable options are regular dialysis or an organ transplant. Detecting and treating kidney disease early on is your best bet. Read Article

Ten Senior Nutrition Tips

Mar 11, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

If you knew of a way to help prevent developing neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, keep your memory and problem-solving skills sharp, and avoid brain fog, wouldn’t you follow it religiously? You’re in luck! While there haven’t been any concrete links proving that eating right totally prevents brain deterioration, there are nutritional changes you can make to give your brain more nutrients and a better foundation for keeping it healthy as you age. Read Article

Thinking Ahead to Recovery Before Heart Surgery

Mar 8, 2018 by Nancy Hmieleski, RN, BSN Director of Nursing

When your parent is preparing for heart surgery you might be thinking about what they need to do to get their body ready, such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, or stopping medications. Read Article

Interactive Caregiving™ For Your Elderly Loved One

Mar 7, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with dementia in the U.S. today, and as a result, the decision to find a caregiver is an important one. It means that your senior is in need of some extra help, and you may not be able to provide it in your current setting. It is difficult, but these circumstances happen, and the best way to move forward is to find the best solution that works for both you and your senior. Or even one that could enrich both your lives. Read Article

Varicose Veins

Mar 1, 2018 by Marc Jeffries

As you age, you may notice many changes in your skin. This is perfectly normal, although some changes can be cause for concern. One of these changes may be varicose veins. They’re usually more of an eyesore than a physical issue, but some people experience severe pain with them. Here’s what to know if you encounter varicose veins: Read Article

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