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Stay Socially Active & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Let’s be straightforward: providing care for a senior loved one is in many cases draining, stressful, and isolating. When caregiving needs advance, specifically when a long-term disease like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is at play, family care providers might feel as if they’re in over their heads, and getting through the standard tasks of the daytime – showering, preparing of food, doing errands – can seem to be a barrier too big to leap. Continue reading “Stay Socially Active & Avoid Caregiver Burnout” »

Setting Aside Difficult Family Dynamics to Care for Aging Parents

Even though we may prefer to turn a blind eye to it, family friction is prevalent in some way for most people, and within a period of crisis, is usually made worse. Once stress levels are elevated, it’s common to search for a target to serve as an outlet for all those emotions; and sadly, that target is frequently people we’ve shared the most with over a lifetime: our brothers and sisters. Continue reading “
Setting Aside Difficult Family Dynamics to Care for Aging Parents” »

Here’s How You Can Pitch in to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease!

The field of Alzheimer’s disease research is growing, and now there is a way in which each one of us can bring about the development of a cure. Through an online game, Stall Catchers, many people are committing countless hours sorting through slides of mouse brains to help researchers in determining the effectiveness of addressing cerebral blood flow troubles to reverse loss of memory. Continue reading “Here’s How You Can Pitch in to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease!” »

Exercise Rules Change After 50. Here’s How:

Aging involves adapting to a number of changes, and how we look after our bodies is among the most meaningful ones. We know the necessity of being physically active, but may not be aware that the old tried-and-true exercising techniques we’ve long employed ought to be modified after age 50, because of increasing injuries, aches in joints and muscles, and general fatigue. For example: Continue reading “Exercise Rules Change After 50. Here’s How:” »

Treadmill Therapy Now Covered by Medicare

We have encouraging information for individuals with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a debilitating condition that can occur from smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s chance of having a heart attack or stroke, and sometimes leading to limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of treadmill therapy when recommended and monitored by a health care professional. Continue reading “Treadmill Therapy Now Covered by Medicare” »

Do Online Games Really Improve Cognitive Functioning?

The Internet provides us with instantaneous answers to any question we’re able to imagine, learning opportunities beyond what we might have dreamed of a generation back, socialization enhancement, and much more. One of the more worthwhile Internet innovations for those who are in the senior care profession has been brain training applications – the computerized mind games and puzzles that promote enhanced cognitive functioning. But how well do they actually succeed? Continue reading “Do Online Games Really Improve Cognitive Functioning?” »

Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain Has Met Its Match!

It’s a club no one wants to be a part of; however, as many as 10 million Americans have become members: sharing a diagnosis of osteoarthritis . Caused by the wearing away of cartilage over time, osteoarthritis often has an effect on larger joints, such as the knees, and can be debilitating to a senior’s total well-being. With three primary recommended treatment options – over-the-counter drugs to decrease inflammation such as ibuprofen, prescription painkillers such as tramadol, or physical therapy – many people with osteoarthritis have resigned themselves to a lifetime of limping, suffering, modified activity levels, and of course, chronic pain.

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How to Create a Better Senior Healthcare Experience for Yourself

Senior HealthcareIn an idealistic world, medical care would revolve around you and your own preferences, following your specific needs and wishes – fitting into your itinerary and routine, unhindered by issues like an unwavering healthcare professional who sees health care options in black and white. Reality is far from perfect though, and quite a few of us choose to submit to doctors’ orders without any thought that there might be a better-suited alternative. Continue reading “How to Create a Better Senior Healthcare Experience for Yourself” »

When Those with Dementia Break the Law

dementiaIt is shocking – a sweet, elderly, sometimes disoriented grandmother with Alzheimer’s getting handcuffed and placed under arrest. But nevertheless, that very scene is occurring at a frightening rate among elderly people, around 100,000 of them, according to the latest stats – an increase of almost 30% in the past decade. This dramatic increase in arrests of the elderly could be in part due to the increase in the population of the elderly, as well as the rise in medical diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Continue reading “When Those with Dementia Break the Law” »

When Family Dynamics Impact Senior Care

Family DynamicsIf you ever watched episodes of The Waltons, you saw a family that had endless patience with each other, a family that stuck together through every situation, and a family that practiced unconditional love. But if your family members are similar to most, there’s undoubtedly some level of dysfunction, some leftover diehard sibling rivalry, and in many cases some lingering competitiveness to be Mom’s and Dad’s favorite. These sorts of family dynamics can be aggravated as parent’s senior care needs increase and family members are forced to work together, resurfacing old childhood issues. Continue reading “When Family Dynamics Impact Senior Care” »

Home Health & Hospice Care

  • Alliance Home Health Care understands the difficulties associated with in-home care. Our nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, medical social workers, dietitians, and home health aides work closely with a patient’s physician to establish a proper treatment plan.
  • Our hospice care services are designed to help our patients live each day to the fullest extent possible in your home—and to provide comfort and support to their families as well. Patients receive visits as needed, and the hospice team is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for support and care, as needed.
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