A new research project indicates that there might be a much stronger link between chronic pain and the development of anxiety than what was once thought. Although this link has been known for quite some time, researchers now believe that … [Read more...]
What if the Nursing Home is the Best Option?
One of the great things about in-home care is that it allows seniors to stay in their homes for longer. Most elderly individuals prefer this kind of care. They want to be where they’ve lived for as long as possible, living with the people … [Read more...]
Care Planning During the Pandemic
Planning ahead has always been a central part of a successful senior care journey. This means talking with your loved one about things like their desires, power of attorney, and any goals that they might have for senior care. Some of these … [Read more...]
Senior Care Communities are Stepping Up
All across the country, senior care communities have been under enormous strain. The COVID-19 crisis has created conditions that the vast majority of people were unprepared for. This goes for senior care centers, too. As we’ve seen, policy … [Read more...]
Stroke Risk is Very Low in COVID Patients
A study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that those individuals that were hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms were much less likely to suffer from a stroke than those that were not seen in a … [Read more...]
Why Senior Care in Japan Matters
Japan places a very high value on family when it comes to senior care. Younger family members are often given the task of caring for older family members. Although medical care is present, it is not as highly utilized as it is in the U.S. … [Read more...]
Long Periods of Sleep May Be Cause for Concern
According to a new study, long periods of sleep may be a major cause of concern. For those that take long naps during the day, or that sleep in excess of nine hours on a nightly basis, they may be at a higher risk of suffering from a … [Read more...]
Effective Steps to Better Care Companies
Today, senior care companies are finding that they need to react differently to care issues today than they did several years ago. The world is changing, and along with it, the economy, laws, and expectations from professional senior care. … [Read more...]
New Cell Discovery Brings Hopes for Heart Health
Researchers at the University of Calgary recently announced that they have discovered a new type of cell, and that this cell has the ability to heal tissue found within the heart. A new discovery might help doctors to make big strides … [Read more...]
Have You Thought About Your Senior Care?
Most of the articles on this blog are geared toward family members who are looking for senior care for an older loved one. This one is a little bit different. While you can read it as a warning regarding the care of a family member, this … [Read more...]
The Impact of Education on Senior Health
One of the weird observations that has come out of medical research is that there is a link between the number of years of education that someone has and the likelihood that they will suffer from heart disease or a stroke. In general terms, … [Read more...]
Is Palliative Care Right for Me?
Often, we think of palliative care as being directly equal to hospice care. And while hospice care does utilize palliative care, it is a specific type, aimed at relieving pain associated with the end of life. Palliative care, plainly put, … [Read more...]